News & Events

Emergency Department Care Coordination Program – Functionality to help care teams identify, track and isolate the community spread of COVID-19

04/07/2020 A COVID-19 Flag Alert has been added to Virginia’s Emergency Department Care Coordination Program. COVID-19 alerts will automatically become inactive after six weeks. This is an excerpt from the April 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update for Virginia from the State Health Commissioner. To learn more about this functionality, please see the full press release. For questions, […]

April 7, 2020

Breakthrough in newborn blood screening

On January 17, 2020, a news article about the Newborn Blood Screening (NBS) pilot reported that the NBS Lab Order exchange and NBS Lab Results exchange are reducing lag time. To read the article, click here. To read about Virginia’s Newborn Screening requirements, click here.

January 24, 2020

VHI blog highlights EDCCP

Last month, we celebrated National #HealthIT Week! Founded by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the Institute for e-Policy in 2006, National Health IT Week is a nationwide initiative to generate change within the United States health system through the application of information and technology… Check out the new VHI blog and full […]

October 8, 2019


On July 1, 2019, Virginia Health Information (VHI) & ConnectVirginia HIE completed a merger. ConnectVirginia, the Commonwealth’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) will now be a part of VHI’s programs including the All Payer Claims Database, Hospital Discharge program and more. Read the full press release here.

August 16, 2019

Virginia Department of Health EDCC Program Wins Innovation Award

HQI Announces 2018 Health Quality Innovators for Virginia October 24, 2018 Health Quality Innovators (HQI) today announced the winners of the second annual Health Quality Innovator of the Year Awards for Virginia. HQI serves as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network—Quality Improvement Organizations for Maryland and Virginia and a Practice Transformation Network assisting practices in Maryland, […]

November 28, 2018

EDCC Program Wins Technology Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 5, 2018 Governor Northam Announces Technology Award Winners  ~ Public sector projects honored for innovation, efficiency ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today recognized Virginia government entities that have improved the delivery and efficiency of government service. Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe presented […]

September 6, 2018

Emergency Department Care Coordination Program

News Release from the Office of the Governor For Immediate Release: July 31, 2018 New technology solution will help hospital emergency departments communicate and collaborate to improve patient care RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of Virginia’s Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program. This single, statewide technology solution connects all emergency departments in the […]

July 31, 2018