VITLAccess Local Security Officers

VITL Access Local Security Officer Role and Responsibilities

Each organization that uses VITLAccess is required to establish a VITLAccess Local Security Officer, who works with VITL to maintain compliance with VITLAccess policies and procedures at their organization and to help ensure appropriate access to the health information in VITLAccess. The VITLAccess Local Security Officer promotes VITLAccess training at their organization and helps implement strategies for patient education about data sharing options.

This linked document offers more information about the role and responsibilities of a VITLAccess Local Security Officer.

VITLAccess Local Security Officer Resources

VITLAccess User Management Request Form

VITLAccess Local Security Officers request VITLAccess user accounts on behalf of clinicians and staff at their organization, using the form linked above. They are also responsible for requesting deactivations when a user leaves the organization or moves into a role in which they no longer require access, and for supporting VITL’s annual VITLAccess user account audits.

Break Glass Overview

Breaking glass in VITLAccess means accessing the record of an opted-out patient, which is only permitted in a medical emergency. VITLAccess Local Security Officers are responsible for determining which VITLAccess users at their organization will have access to break glass, and for supporting the audits and patient communication required following any break glass event.

VITLAccess Learning Hub

The link above offers opportunities for VITLAccess Local Security Officers and VITLAccess users to access training materials and/or watch pre-recorded trainings. VITLAccess Local Security Officers can encourage engagement with those trainings options, or work with VITL to plan custom training for users at their organization. For more information about custom training, please contact us.

Vermont Health Information Exchange Patient Education Resources

VITLAccess Local Security Officers coordinate with registration, patient education, and/or communications staff at their organization to ensure patients have access to information about their data sharing options. A toolkit of patient education materials can be found at the link above.