Novant Health Improves Patient Safety, Ease of Access Through EHR Interoperability

Winston-Salem, N.C., November 13, 2014 - On October 19, 2014, Novant Health became the first healthcare system in North Carolina to join the federal-level Health Information Exchange (HIE), eHealth Exchange managed by HealtheWay. Patient care coordination is simplified through the HIE by enabling providers across the country secure and instant access to Novant Health patient records.

After the successful implementation of the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system across more than 400 physician clinics and eight hospitals, Novant Health patients are already seeing the benefit. Since January 1, 2014, Novant Health has shared more than 148,000 patient records with other health systems via the Epic HIE—a powerful and well established HIE. This year alone, over 38 million patient records have been shared, both between Epic systems and non-Epic systems. Through the federal-level eHealth Exchange, Novant Health’s capability to share patient records expands even more. Continue reading

Source: KLAS 2014 EMR Interoperability Report
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6.3 million patient records exchanged
in October 2014 via CCDA documents