Work Groups Work groups are an important component of the N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority's strategy to gather stakeholder input as we work to help providers meet the state's requirements for connection, as well as develop use cases to promote adoption and use of NC HealthConnex. Below are the current work groups that have been formed. HIE Task Force – The HIE Task Force is managed by the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance in partnership with NC HIEA and is an educational forum for NCHICA members. Provide open discussions with a focus on trends, return on investment and accomplishments Analyze future needs and changes in technologies and standards, and help predict impact on patients, payers, providers and software needs Construct an open platform of activities, health information exchange workshop follow-ups and long-term document sharing The taskforce meets every other month on the third Tuesday. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participation in meetings is for NCHICA members only, and registration is required. View upcoming meetings. Behavioral Health Work Group – The Behavioral Health Work Group provides an educational forum for behavioral health and intellectual disability disorder providers, industry trade organizations, state agency partners and vendors to work together in a collaborative environment. The group meets quarterly and is working to inform a connection strategy to onboard behavioral health providers to NC HealthConnex, as well as develop use cases for the integration of physical and behavioral health. If you are interested in learning more about this work group, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dental Work Group – The Dental Work Group held its first meeting September 27, 2017, at the North Carolina Dental Society headquarters in Cary. Comprised of dentists, state agency partners and technical vendors the group explores the technology requirements for connection to NC HealthConnex and educates providers about the state's requirements and the value of exchange for whole patient care. For more information, please email: email@example.com. Specialized Registries Work Group – In partnership with the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, NC HIEA hosts a working group to provide valuable input into the requirements for Specialized Registries. The working group is comprised of subject matter experts from public health, large hospitals and small to mid-sized offices to get a well-balanced view of requirements from across the state. The working group will help answer the questions below and gather requirements during working sessions, leading to detailed requirements and design specifications. For more information, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.