Hartford Business Journal

June 26, 2017

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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit JUNE 26, 2017 Volume 25, Number 27 $3.00 Subscribe online SAVE THE DATE! WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2017 CT CONVENTION CENTER | HARTFORD Join us in recognizing outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 9 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 10 ■ Town Profile: PG. 15 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 19 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 19 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Education Reform Two industry-backed advocacy groups have joined forces with the hopes of giving businesses a bigger say in education reform, particularly in K-12 education. PG. 3 FOCUS: ENTERTAINMENT & GAMING New-Age Cinema Movie theaters throughout Connecticut are changing their businesses model in response to growing competition, particularly online streaming services. Find out how. PG. 8 CT health information exchange efforts forge ahead By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com C onnecticut has tried and failed several times over the past decade to build a statewide network that would enable more seamless sharing of patients' health data between their doctors and various other providers. After a multimillion-dollar project died in 2014 — doomed by a legal fight with an IT contractor and other problems — it was unclear if the state would ever have a so- called health information exchange (HIE) that connects most, or even all, hospitals and doctors across the state. But now two new competing exchang- es are under development and could be launched soon. The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), which represents physicians, and the state — which earlier this year hired a health information technology officer — are each planning to launch HIE systems. CSMS is expected to be first, with the state's launch planned for next year. While it's possible the two systems may eventually connect with each other, they will likely contend for paying members, such as hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' Medical Society President Dr. Jeff Gordon says an "HIE" would save him untold hours and improve patient care. Continued on page 16 By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com T he enduring nightmare for a cluster of northern Connecticut homeowners with crumbling concrete foundations has spread to a potential new group of victims: Realty agents and brokers. A civil lawsuit against a real estate broker/agency tied to allegedly faulty foundations that authorities have traced to a former cement supplier is pending in a state court in Vernon. In it, the buyer of a South Windsor home claims the "residential property condition disclosure report'' received from her Coldwell Banker real estate agent failed to disclose any foundation problems. Realty brokers targeted in crumbling-foundation lawsuits Continued on page 18 South Windsor homeowner Kristen Cole is one of hun- dreds who have problems with cracked foundations they claim was due to tainted cement from a defunct supplier. But Cole is one of the first to press the court for damages against the real estate broker involved in her home purchase. H B J P H O T O | B I L L M O R G A N H B J P H O T O | B I L L M O R G A N Greater Hartford Health Check out our latest issue of the quarterly Greater Hartford Health magazine, which spotlights one of the state's most important sectors. Special Insert Preventing Resistance Anti-vaccination movement puts CT docs in educator role Doc on Deck Bristol Hospital surgeon keeps New Britain Bees players buzzing VIP Health More CT doc s choose concierge medicine as healthcare landscape shi s G r e a t e r H a r t f o r d HEALTH The Region's Quarterly Health Care Magazine // Summer 2017 // nebusinessmedia.com From the Publishers of From the Publishers of ASSESSING LIABILITY

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