The Latest from NCHealthConnex, the State’s HIE

Read the latest news from NCHealthConnex, the state’s Health Information Exchange Authority (HIEA).

Some highlights include:

A redesigned website that is easier for you to use. Check it out here.

Steady growth in number of data connections and facilities connected. Here are the stats:

  • Data Connections: 125 (includes 20 hospitals including UNC Healthcare System and 23 county health departments)
  • Facilities Connected: 835
  • Unique Patient Records: 3.4 million
  • Signed Participation Agreements: 380

Productive and helpful dialogue with the NCHealthConnex Advisory Board. The members of that board are:

Fees — The NC HIEA, in consultation with its Advisory Board, decided not to charge a fee for the submission of data to meet the state statute (C.G.S. 90-414.4). The General Assembly has committed $8 million annually to this endeavor, and the NC HIEA’s focus for the next 12-18 months is on building connections and helping providers meet the mandate. Under the statute all Medicaid providers must be connected to the state’s Health Information Exchange by Feb. 1, 2018. As the HIEA plans for future sustainability, fees related to the consumption of services will be vetted thoroughly with all stakeholders and recommended to the General Assembly before any final decisions are made.

 
 

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