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North Carolina Health Information Exchange

Onramp to the information superhighway

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) are working together to improve physicians’ access to health care data and electronic medical records. The effort dovetails with CCNC’s long-term effort to get actionable data to clinicians and to identify opportunities to improve care and impact patients in thoughtful, targeted ways. Better IT will help physicians establish “meaningful use” of electronic records under federal laws and has the potential to improve the quality of care patients receive while restraining medical costs. To read more on potential cost and time savings, reduced readmissions and improved patient care through HIE use, click here.

About NC HIE

The enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Restoration Act (ARRA) of 2009, laid the foundation for NC HIE when all 50 states received grant funding from the federal government in order to increase the meaningful use of health information technology by physicians in order to significantly improve patient health outcomes nationwide.

In 2010, the Governor designated NC HIE as the statewide health information exchange following the development of a strategic statewide HIE plan by a broad pool of North Carolina healthcare stakeholders that would govern the finance, legal, clinical and technical principles of NC HIE’s organizational framework.

NC HIE has seen rapid progress since its inception in 2010 including becoming part of the Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC) suite of companies; establishing strategic partnerships with NC DHHS and technology vendors state- and nationwide; and increasing provider participation to more than 700 ambulatory sites and 28 hospitals.

Today, NC HIE operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization uniquely situated within the CCNC, Inc. family of companies as a neutral state-designated health information exchange for all healthcare providers across North Carolina with the mission of reducing healthcare costs for the state and significantly improving patient care. 

Medical practices seeking additional information on connecting to NC HIE should contact or call 919-926-1042. For additional information and resources on NC HIE, please visit their website on the left-hand side of this page.