HIEA Updates

August Update

NC HealthConnex Receiving LabCorp and Quest Test Results

The NC HIEA team has worked diligently to provide health care providers with resources and support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these resources is improved access to laboratory test results. We recently completed the connection to Quest Diagnostics and will soon be receiving results from LabCorp.  

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July Update

CSRS Integration with NC HealthConnex

NC HealthConnex is working with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health to build a single sign-on from the NC HealthConnex clinical portal to the state’s prescription-drug monitoring program, called the Controlled Substances Reporting System (CSRS), utilizing the Appriss application programming interface (API).

This integration creates an additional pathway for providers to access the CSRS to meet STOP Act requirements and helps combat the opioid epidemic in North Carolina.

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NC HealthConnex Goes Live with the National Patient Centered Data Home Network; NC Providers Will Now Be Alerted When Patients Present at EDs Out of State

North Carolina health care providers will now be able to receive information when their patients present at certain out of state emergency rooms or inpatient stays thanks to a connection between NC HealthConnex and other participating HIEs across the nation via the Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) national network.

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Our thoughts are with the health care community and our fellow North Carolinians who are adjusting their lives on a daily basis to address this pandemic. During these challenging and uncertain times, the NC HIEA/NC HealthConnex is doing our part to provide uninterrupted data exchange during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working with our health information exchange participants, numerous stakeholders, including DHHS, AHEC and others, to provide near, real-time information to support important patient and public health monitoring and care coordination. 

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NC HIEA Presents at Rural Health Symposium 

Recently, the North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority presented at the Rural Health Symposium hosted by Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The sessions discussed the need for an interoperable health information exchange (HIE) where providers can seamlessly access and use health information from different sources to create a longitudinal picture of their patients’ health. 

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N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority Year in Review

Happy New Year from the team at the N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA)! As we begin work in this new year to continue to build connected communities of care in North Carolina, we reflected on the accomplishments of 2019:

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AHEC and the NC HIEA Team Up to Provide Training for NC HealthConnex!

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) Program to increase training opportunities for health care providers participating in the state-designated health information exchange (HIE), NC HealthConnex.

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NC HIEA Announces Partnership with NC AHEC

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), housed at the University of North Carolina, to increase training opportunities for health care providers participating in the state-designated HIE, NC HealthConnex.

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NC HIEA Wins National Award

 The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) was awarded the 2019 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) Community Partnership Achievement Award on Tuesday, August 20, at the fifth Annual SHIEC Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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