Connie Connection - Quarterly Newsletter
Celebrating Connie's 1-Year Anniversary
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since Connie was deemed operational by the Office of Health Strategy. Since that time, the team at Connie and its partners have achieved significant milestones on the road to empowering Connecticut’s consumers and health care providers. Thanks to our health care partners, we have more than 3.5M unique patients in our master patient index, 100% of the acute care hospitals in the state have committed to connecting to Connie, and more than 50% of them are contributing data to Connie.

Connie receives data from organizations across the healthcare spectrum and has rolled out innovative use cases and technology, including Image Sharing and the Best Possible Medication History. None of this would be possible without the energetic and committed team at Connie and our technology partners at Crisp Shared Services. Additionally, we have been buoyed by and cheered on by our board, the Office of Health Strategy, the Department of Social Services, and countless stakeholders across the state. We are looking forward to year 2 when we hope to see the rest of the healthcare ecosystem in the state on board and participating with Connie as well as opening up access to Connie’s data for patients. Thank you for your continued support, feedback, and commitment to safe, secure, and efficient interoperable healthcare for our state and its residents. 

We are excited to announce that as of July 2022, we have 200+ data feeds representing 3.5 million patients and hundreds of participating organizations. Of those participating organizations (POs), we would like to highlight some of our newly connected partners that are sharing data through Connie. Be sure to check out our Connected Participating Organizations Dashboard to see our growing list of connected organizations and discover what they're sharing!

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Connected EMR Dashboard
is LIVE!

If your EMR is already connected to Connie, it should make the process of connecting with Connie easier for you and potentially decrease implementation time.

Check out our growing list of EMRs connected with, or in process of connecting with, Connie on our EMR DashboardWe’re excited to report that this dashboard is accessible without the need for login credentials, providing valuable connectivity updates for providers and other healthcare entities.

Don't see your EMR listed?
If you don’t see your EMR on the dashboard, please contact the Account Management team at and we can help your EMR get connected!
NEW: HIE Admin Tool Enhancement
On August 4th, 2022, Connie will roll out the HIE Admin Tool, which enables Connie's HIE Admins to add services to their organization’s HIE Portal accounts and reset user passwords. With this self-service feature, HIE Admins no longer need to create a help desk ticket and wait for HIE Support Services. These improvements will give HIE Admins the ability to protect their patient’s information and privacy as required by HIPAA by controlling appropriate access to Connie tools.

If you need additional support, or have questions about this new enhancement, please contact your Connie Account Manager directly, or email us at
COMING SOON: Patient Access
We are pleased to announce that Connie, in partnership with our technology vendor CRISP Shared Services, is progressing toward making Electronic Health Information (EHI) that’s provided through Connie available to patients. Providing patients with access to their EHI enables Connie to meet the provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and the Patient Access goals described in Connecticut’s State Statute Sec. 17b-59d.
On 7/21/2022, we hosted a FREE WEBINAR to review the Prevention of Harm Exemption process for our participating organizations, in preparation for enabling patients to access their EHI available through Connie. Click the link above to see what you missed! Use this code: R0Ve+Z@E to access the webinar.
BPMH is a medication history created using a systematic process of gathering medication information from multiple sources, deduplicating and standardizing the data, and displaying it in a single resource to assist healthcare providers with patient care. 

With BPMH, we’ve done the legwork for you by synthesizing the medication information found in your patient’s continuity of care documents (CCDs) and centralizing the information in one place, saving time and making comparative viewing much easier. As with all information obtained in Connie, BPMH may not reflect a patient’s complete medication history, as it is limited to the information provided by those organizations submitting data to Connie (see Connie data connections).  
Authorized users will be able to access Patient SNAPSHOT prior to their patient’s visit, allowing them to quickly identify potential issues that need to be reviewed and/or discussed with their patient. Additionally, the user will be able to see the patient’s care team and review any healthcare encounters they’ve had in the past year.

Patient SNAPSHOT is available through the Connie Portal where key information is streamlined for you in a single summary, at the press of a button.  

Patient SNAPSHOT saves time for both patients and providers, allowing for a more holistic view of the patient’s history, and helps providers deliver a more prepared and informed patient experience.  
Contact a Connie Account Manager to gain access and/or
learn more about Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) and Snapshot
The realization of the Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) is the result of a massive, coordinated effort by several talented and dedicated folks. We’d like to acknowledge our BPMH Workgroup Chairs and Members for the incredible work they’ve done behind the scenes. Thank you for your engagement, insight, and perseverance in working with Connie to see this project through and help Connie bring this service to our participants.
Workgroup Chairs:
  • Nitu Kashyap, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Yale New Haven Health
  • Sean Jeffery, Director Of Pharmacy, Hartford HealthCare Integrated Care Partners, and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at UConn School of Pharmacy 

Workgroup Members:
  • Fadi Hammami, Hartford HealthCare
  • Lou Matteo, Hartford HealthCare
  • Mike Couturie, Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center
  • Sarika Aggarwal, SOHO Health
  • Nick Boemio, ProHealth Physicians
  • Jennifer Osowiecki, CT Hospital Association
  • Pat Carroll, Patient Advocate
  • Shawn Ong, Yale School of Medicine
  • Jason Gott, Department of Social Services
  • Herman Kranc, Department of Social Services 
  • Rod Marriott, Department of Consumer Protection 

"By utilizing technologies like Connie, we are able to drive the future and make it more efficient for both the provider and patient to experience healthcare at its finest."

Albert Villarin, MD, FACEP
VP | CMIO | Nuvance Health

"Healthcare providers should connect with Connie so they can be sure our communities are given care in the best way possible.”

Eleyce Winn, MHA, FACHE
CEO | Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Center

Have you checked out our most recent CT eHealth Podcasts?
Did you know that Connie has partnered with UConn Health to launch a podcast series?
Together, we have produced 12 episodes over the last year, featuring highly qualified health information experts and focusing on topics that affect Connecticut's healthcare community. You can find our 3 most recent episodes HERE, or just click the image and start listening now.
The Connie team extends their appreciation and sincere gratitude for Connecticut’s previous Office of Health Strategy (OHS) Executive Director and vocal Connie advocate, Vicki Veltri, as she begins a new position as executive director of the Malta House of Care. 
Jenn Searls wants to personally thank Vicki for her leadership and her support of Connie. “It is no exaggeration to say that without Vicki and her tireless championing for the HIE, we wouldn’t be where we are now. I wish her well and know that she’s continuing her work to empower patients and change healthcare for the better.” 

CONNIE SPOTLIGHT: Celebrating Connie Anniversaries
Happy workaversary to Program Assistant Tara McGovern, Account Manager Amanda Crociata and COO Michelle Puhlick, who just celebrated their work anniversaries! Tara and Amanda joined the Connie team in July of 2021 and Michelle joined the project in June of 2019. Each team member has been essential to Connie’s success! We are so thankful for all you do!
"What I love about working with Connie is learning from the bright and talented staff. Connie improves the quality, safety and value of healthcare for the people of Connecticut, and I am glad to be a part of this work."
“Growing up in Connecticut, and working in healthcare in the state for over 10 years prior to joining the Connie team, I love being a part of something that is going to have such a positive impact on patient care.”
"I've truly enjoyed being a part of Connie's incredible journey from the very humble beginnings to now, as the vision of Connie has come to life and is delivering on the mission to enhance the health and well-being of CT residents.”
Learn with Connie's Account Managers as they walk us through an introduction to Connie, provide an overview of Connecticut's state mandate, and lay out the steps to connect with Connie by May 3, 2023.

Discover how Connie will bring a 360-degree view of patients, allowing providers to have all the information they need in one place and supporting them with the most complete records to make the best possible care decisions. 

REGISTER today and invite a colleague!
Join Connie's Leadership Team as they review the most pertinent updates regarding upcoming and available services, connectivity progress with other organizations, portal demonstrations, end-user resources, and an in-depth Q&A session.

Our goal for this webinar is to help onboarded participants better understand what is available in Connie, how to best leverage our platform, and inspire ideas about how Connie can be incorporated into existing workflows. 

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