HIEA Updates

Poised for Growth

2017 Appropriations Act Addresses HIE Legislation

The North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives worked together to provide adjustments to the HIE Act in the 2017 Appropriations Act, North Carolina’s State Budget, based on input from the NC HIEA, NC DHHS, stakeholder trade associations and providers impacted by the law. Both the House and Senate have passed the budget, and it now heads to the Governor’s Office for further action.

Changes to the HIE Act are outlined below.

Connection Timeline Revisions:

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March 1 Marks One Year for NC HealthConnex, the State-Designated Health Information Exchange

Milestones by the Numbers (as of March 1, 2017):

Unique Patient Records: 3.6 million

Live Data Connections: 131

Facilities Connected (Live in Production): 855 (includes 22 hospitals, including UNC Health Care System, 23 county health departments, 8 FQHCs, and ambulatory practices)

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New Year, New Initiatives

Happy New Year from the NC Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA)! Our team would like to thank all NC HealthConnex Participants and the numerous stakeholders for your support in the first year of operation.

Milestones to Date (by the numbers):

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Building Substance

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority’s (NC HIEA) vision is to build a more robust health information exchange, now called NC HealthConnex, to link all health care providers across North Carolina enabling them to access information to support improved health care quality and outcomes.

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Progress

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) is progressing on all fronts! We continue to seek stakeholder input as we work to improve the NC HIE’s value to the health care community and communicate its role in Medicaid reform.

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Planning is well under way for the transition of the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NCHIE) from the current Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) / North Carolina Community Cares Networks (N3CN) structure to the new statewide North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NCHIEA). Some key points:

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On Friday, September 18, 2015, Governor Pat McCrory signed the state budget, which removes the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NCHIE) from the current Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) / North Carolina Community Cares Networks (N3CN) structure and creates a new statewide HIE under State control.  Some key points:

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