NC HealthConnex Exchange

Clinical Portal

The Clinical Portal can be used to query and exchange patient records, view the longitudinal patient record, and access other features.

*If you would like a clinical portal account, please reach out to the NC HealthConnex Participant Account Adminstrator (PAA) for your facility to request an account be created.  If you do not know how to reach your PAA or have general questions about the portal, please contact the NC Health Information Exchange Authority at or call 919-754-6912.  If you are the PAA, please reference the PAA Reference Guide.

Core Components

Core technical components that form the backbone of the HIE and support the exchange of patient information include the following:

Master Patient Index – A database that maintains a unique index (or identifier) for every patient whose information has been received by NC HealthConnex.

Provider Directory – A secure messaging directory that contains individual level information on health care providers who have a direct secure messaging account in North Carolina.

Integration Engine – The Mirth Connect Integration Engine is an interoperability platform that receives all connections and moves clinical and demographic data to the HIE. This tool set also provides the capabilities to edit and transform data, to map data to national standard code sets, and to map data between differing formats.

Clinical Data Repository (CDR) – A comprehensive database that houses patient demographic and clinical information, all entity and individual user identity information, and maintains all individual data transactions received by NC HealthConnex. The CDR powers our clinical portal and serves as the source of truth for our longitudinal health record.

Neighboring Connections via eHealth Exchange (Live)

  • GaHIN (Georgia’s state-designated HIE)
  • GRAChIE (Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange) 
  • SCHIEX (South Carolina)
  • Veterans Administration (VA HIE)
  • ETHIN (East Tennessee)
  • MedVirginia (Richmond, Va.)
  • Dept. of Defense (DMIX)

NC HealthConnex, By the Numbers:

  • Over 55,000 providers with contributed records
  • 6,000 plus health care facilities live submitting data, including 97 hospitals
  • 7,700 plus health care facilities in onboarding
  • 100 million+ continuity of care documents (CCDs)
  • 9M+ unique patient records
  • Over 225 unique EHRs engaged
  • 5 border and intra-state HIEs connected, including connections to the VA and DoD