June 2018 HIEA Update


HIE Technology Selection

Practices selected to participate will need to determine what software works best for their specific organization. read more about HIE Technology Selection

June 1 Marks First Mandated Deadline for HIE Act

Friday, June 1, 2018, marked the first mandated deadline for the HIE Act (NCSL 2015-241 as amended by NCSL 2017-57) whereby hospitals, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners with an electronic health record (EHR) system and who participate in Medicaid must have initiated a connection to NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s designated statewide health information exchange network.

Over the past two years, the NC HIEA and numerous stakeholder partners and agencies have been working with the health care provider community to communicate and educate about the State’s requirements and the value of participating in health information exchange for whole person care.

The HIEA is pleased to report that all hospitals and more than 4,000 ambulatory physician practices who fall under the first deadline have moved forward in the connection process. We sincerely appreciate the numerous providers across the state who have initiated a connection and are making data available through the system to improve care to the citizens of North Carolina.