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SAS and InterSystems modernize North Carolina HIE

February 11, 2019 / Bill Siwicki

At HIMSS19, SAS and InterSystems announced Monday that they have partnered with the State of North Carolina to modernize the North Carolina Department of Information Technology’s NC HealthConnex health information exchange. NC HealthConnex supports improved care quality and patient safety, facilitates better care transitions, and reduces overall healthcare costs by making pertinent medical data available to more than 4,500 healthcare facilities across the state, the HIE said. An HIE like NC HealthConnex is a secure electronic network that gives authorized providers near real-time electronic access to patients’ comprehensive medical histories – treatment summaries, medication lists, lab results, diagnoses and more. Access to such information helps a patient’s disparate care teams make more timely, informed care decisions. Working with SAS, the North Carolina Department of Information Technology has enhanced the usability and effectiveness of NC HealthConnex by im...