Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight-Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance-Regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) Improves Quality and Transition of Care throughout North Carolina


Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE) is a stakeholder initiative within Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance and includes unaffiliated healthcare entities and providers integrating EMR systems to provide for the exchange of and access to clinical documents in support of improved care transition.


Regional strategies have established an environment where data exchange and utilization are expected so that everyone benefits from simple, timely, equitable and efficient sharing of health information. Expansion of strategies to disparate healthcare entities in the region has allowed for revamping of clinical workflows to aid in the care of chronically ill populations and assists communities in promoting wellness and continuity of care.


Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange targets high-cost care settings to leverage health IT to improve standards for continuity of care. Advancing multi-source data integrations has helped create a true longitudinal view of the patient in the community. Coastal Connect’s regional approach has included goals that aim to advance exchange and use of electronic health information among individuals, hospitals, community practices, home and community-based supports, and public health entities to improve the overall health of our communities.


Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance (CCHA) consists of member hospitals within our region collaborating with community care providers to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for citizens in our footprint.

Check out the project video and view CCHA’s page in the 2016 Intalere Best Practices Compendium.

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