After 4 Attempts and $43 Million, State’s Health Information Exchange Unfinished

After nearly three years leading the state’s effort to build a health information exchange for Connecticut, Allan Hackney resigned on December 3, leaving an unfinished project in the hands of CONNIE, a newly formed nonprofit established to manage the exchange.  If completed, the exchange could allow every health provider in the state to access a common set of patient records, in theory leading to better patient care and a better understanding of statewide public health concerns. Already, the state has spent $23 million of federal grant funding between 2007 and 2018 on three prior attempts led by the Department of