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NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #3: The Role of the Health Information Exchange in Supporting Interoperability, Patient Access and Quality Data Registries/Reporting

In 2015, the General Assembly of North Carolina established the state-managed Health Information Exchange Authority to oversee and administer the N.C. Health Information Exchange Network (NCGS 90-414.7).

NC HIEA operates North Carolina’s state-designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex, a secure, standardized electronic system in which providers can share important patient health information. Use of this system promotes the access, exchange and analysis of health information. The law also requires that health care providers who receive state funds (e.g., Medicaid, State Health Plan) to connect to NC HealthConnex by certain dates in 2018, 2020 and 2021 to continue to receive payments for services provided (NCGS 90-414.4).