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/.
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