Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
The organization began as a project of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and became an independent entity in July 2005. VITL operates as a public-private partnership with diverse stakeholders that include health plans, hospitals, physicians, other healthcare providers, state government, employers, and consumers.
In its early years, VITL made significant strides implementing an infrastructure to enable health information exchange among providers statewide—including establishing interfaces with more than half of the hospitals in the state and establishing EHR integration with 29 physician practices. In 2010, in an effort to select a technology vendor to meet its growing technology needs, VITL conducted a technology vendor selection process, and in early 2011, selected Medicity as its new technology vendor.