Effective May 3rd, 2023, all healthcare providers, including psychologists, will be required to connect with CT’s Health Information Exchange, known as Connie. CPA has been hard at work, understanding the mandate and the implications for psychologists, including meetings with the Office of Health Strategy (OHS) and advocacy efforts with a multidisciplinary coalition of behavioral health providers. CPA’s Information Webinar will provide the latest understanding of CONNIE: what the mandate is and is not, inclusion/exclusion criteria for psychologists; implications for various practice settings; and issues surrounding patient consent and privacy. CPA’s panel, including Drs. Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Marcy Russo, and Meghan Butler, will present on the history of the HIE in CT, expectations for psychologists across settings and specialties, and CPA’s current advocacy efforts to delay the mandate for behavioral health providers. The panel presentation with be followed by a Question and Answer session with discussion.
Recording *not* eligible for Continuing Education credit.
Presenters: Dr. Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Chair of CPA’s Connie Work Group; Chair of Healthcare Reform Task Force Dr. Marcy Russo: Chair of CPA’s Legislative Committee Dr. Meghan Butler: CPA’s Executive Director, Member of Connie Work Group
The goal of the presentation is to provide CT psychologists with the necessary information and recommendations to remain in compliance with new state statutes as well as with the legal and ethical guidelines around consent and privacy.
Objectives: By the end of the presentation, participants will: