VITL's Role

VITL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists Vermont health care providers with adopting and using health information technology to improve patient care. VITL began as a project of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and was spun off as a separate entity in July 2005. VITL has built a broad group of stakeholders, including health plans, hospitals, physicians, other health care providers, state government, employers, and consumers. The diversity of its stakeholders is reflected in the makeup of VITL’s board of directors, which has representation from each major stakeholder group. Because VITL’s stakeholders come from both the private and public sectors, in essence VITL operates as a public-private partnership.

To see how we're moving Vermont health care providers beyond paper medical records and into electronic health records systems, please watch a short video about the work that VITL does.

VITL is both the designated health information exchange for the state of Vermont and the federally-designated regional extension center for the state of Vermont. Our work revolves around meeting both of those requirements, as well as supporting Vermont’s health care reform efforts.

More information about VITL is available in our annual report to Vermont legislators.

Please also take a look at the experience of VITL's leadership team and our staff members. More information about VITL is located on this frequently asked questions page.

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Mission: To collaborate with all stakeholders to expand the use of secure health information technology to improve the quality and efficiency of Vermont’s health care system.

Our Vision: A transformed health care system where health information is secure and readily available when people need it, positioning Vermont as a national example of high quality, cost effective care.