NC HealthConnex Exchange

Clinical Portal

The clinical portal can be used to query and exchange patient records, view longitudinal patient records and access other features.

To request a clinical portal account, contact the NC HealthConnex participant account administrator for your facility. If you do not know how to reach the administrator or have general questions about the portal, contact the N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority at hiea@nc.gov, or call 919-754-6912. 

If you are the PAA, please see the Participant Account Administrator Reference Guide.

Core Components

Core technical components that form the backbone of the health information exchange and support the exchange of patient information include the following.

Core Component Description
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 direct secure messaging accounts in North Carolina
Mirth Connect Integration Engine An interoperability platform that receives all connections and moves clinical and demographic data to the health information exchange; provides the capabilities to:

  • Edit and transform data
  • Map data to national standard code sets
  • Map data between differing formats
Clinical Data Repository A comprehensive database that:

  • Houses patient demographic and clinical information and all entity and individual user identity information
  • Maintains all individual data transactions received by NC HealthConnex
  • Powers the clinical portal
  • Serves as the source of truth for longitudinal health records

Neighboring Connections via eHealth Exchange

  • Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN)
  • Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE)
  • Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN)
  • MedVirginia
  • Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX), U.S. Department of Defense

NC HealthConnex by the Numbers

  • More than 55,000 providers with contributed records
  • 6,000+ health care facilities live submitting data, including 115 hospitals
  • 6,000+ health care facilities and 18 hospitals in onboarding
  • 120 million+ continuity of care documents
  • More than 9 million unique patient records
  • More than 225 unique electronic health records engaged
  • 20 border border and interstate health information exchanges connected via eHealth Exchange and the Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH), including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense