NC HIE History
NC HIE is a nonprofit organization incorporated in April 2010 and was selected as the State Designated Entity (SDE) later that year. The board of directors is comprised of 25 CEOs and health care leaders throughout North Carolina.
NC HIE established four workgroups of strategy and policy experts in the following areas:
- Clinical and technical operations
- Legal and policy
These workgroups were responsible for creating the foundational strategies, policies, and operating principles that govern the activity of NC HIE today.
NC HIE Mission
NC HIE provides a set of secure, scalable information services that promotes the access, exchange and analysis of health care information and enables participating organizations to:
- Improve medical decision-making and coordination of care
- Improve health outcomes
- Control health care costs
As the State Designated Entity, NC HIE is responsible for the execution and oversight of North Carolina’s HIE strategy, including the completion and submission of North Carolina’s HIE Strategic and Operational Plans. NC HIE works closely with the State Health IT Coordinator, other grantees from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and members of the Federal and State governments to create a unified strategy for the distribution and use of health information.
There is a shared vision and strong support in North Carolina for its newly created HIE. State healthcare leaders strongly support the idea of a standardized and effective Healthcare Information Exchange as a critical step in the mission of making North Carolina the state with the finest healthcare in the United States. This includes health care quality, safety and efficiency in North Carolina.