Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect


Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) — the largest integrated delivery network in the Carolinas — is a health information exchange (HIE) pioneer. With a diverse network of over 40 hospitals and more than 900 care locations, CHS needed to deploy an innovative, future-proof technology that would enable secure data sharing between hospitals, independent physicians and HIEs. Read how Medicity solutions helped CHS successfully create a clinical exchange network and community health record that supports the seamless coordination of care.

The health system created and funded its own HIE, Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect, and selected Medicity to fulfill those needs. Today, CareConnect enables secure data sharing among:

  •  21 Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals
  • 235 affiliated and independent physician practices and networks
  • 3 independent HIE networks

Those numbers continue to grow. In fact, the system has built the largest HIE platform in the Carolinas in terms of number of hospitals, providers, unique patient records and transactions. Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect has almost three million patient records in its system and is delivering more than 25,000 continuity of care documents (CCDs), or patient care summaries, per month.