Work Groups

Work Groups are an important component to the NC Health Information Exchange Authority's (NC HIEA) 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. The Authority will be creating additional user/work groups by early 2018.

HIE Task Force - The HIE Task Force is managed by the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance  in partnership with the NC Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) and is an educational forum for NCHICA members.

  • Provide open discussions with a focus on trends, ROI, and accomplishments.
  • Analyze future needs, changes in technologies, changes in standards, and help predict impact on patients, payers, providers, and software needs.
  • Construct an open platform of activities, HIE Workshop follow-ups, and long-term document sharing

The taskforce meets every other month on the 3rd Tuesday. Meetings are held from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in person and by teleconference. Participation in meetings are for NCHICA members only, and registration is required. Click here to view upcoming meetings. The next meeting is November 21.

Behavioral Health Work Group - The Behavioral Health Work Group provides an educational forum for behavioral health/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: hiea@nc.gov.

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 will explore the technology requirements for connection to NC HealthConnex, educate providers about the state's requirements, and the value of exchange for whole patient care. For more information, please email: hiea@nc.gov.

Specialized Registries Work Group - In partnership with the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, the 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 requirements view 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: hiea@nc.gov.