NCMS in Partnership to Launch NC Healthcare Information Exchange

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) are partnering with Moses Cone Health System and WakeMed Health & Hospitals to work with Thomson Reuters and CareEvolution to launch the North Carolina Healthcare Information Exchange (NCHEX).  The exchange will allow physicians to assemble a “continuity of care” record for each patient, comprising the patient’s clinical information from all of the providers participating in the exchange. The enhanced patient information will enable better quality and more efficient patient care.

NCHEX, which is launching with seven hospitals, three freestanding emergency departments and 57 physician practices, is the first step toward a statewide health information exchange (HIE) for North Carolina. It meets all the criteria for an HIE outlined in the ARRA HITECH Act for Meaningful Use.

The exchange will be open to all NC healthcare providers and will actively seek to contract with existing regional health information organizations, health information exchanges, and healthcare information technology systems by leveraging Nationwide Health Information Network Connect and other HIE standards.

Organizations and physician practices interested in joining NCHEX or seeking additional information can visit http://www.nchex.net/.

Thomson Reuters is an international company that provides information for businesses and professionals.  Read the Thomson Reuters news release about NCHEX.

 
 

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