VDH Message Transport Options

As Virginia’s statewide health information exchange, Virginia Health Information, formerly ConnectVirginia HIE, provides services that allow health care providers to send and receive health information electronically. In fulfilling this role, Virginia Health Information (VHI) provides transport for all the public health-related Promoting Interoperability Programs (formerly Meaningful Use) messages sent to VDH.

* Please note: VHI is changing vendors to CRISP Shared Services. Reporters will be expected to transition to CRISP Shared Services by/before Tuesday, February 28th, 2023. New end points and/or certificates will be needed. Please contact VHI at PHRSupport@vhi.org and/or VDH at MeaningfulUse@vdh.virginia.gov.

Two message transport protocols are available through VHI for messages sent to VDH.  

  • HTTPS is the preferred protocol. It efficiently supports automated message transmissions. HTTPS is required for sending QBP messages and receiving RSP messages.
  • SFTP is a solution available only to sites that will submit data on a regular basis and are currently unable to support HTTPS.

Promoting Interoperability messages that are being sent to VDH through previously developed interfaces are currently being transitioned to VHI.

For more information, see VHI, formerly ConnectVirginia HIE, web page at: https://www.vhi.org/ConnectVirginia/Public-health.asp

Note: The use of the term “Meaningful Use” on VDH websites refers to the exchange of public health messaging with VDH for all CMS EHR Incentive Programs such as Promoting Interoperability, Meaningful Use, MIPS, or OPPS.

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