Charlotte, NC – March 14th, 2018 – Aymira Healthcare Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of BH/IDD clinical software throughout North Carolina and other states, is proud to announce the certification of connectivity for the transfer of Continuity of Care data to NC HealthConnex, the state-designated health information exchange. The achievement represents a milestone reached through a collaborative effort between the North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) in Raleigh and their technical vendor, SAS Institute Inc. in Cary, and Aymira Healthcare Technologies, LLC in Charlotte, NC.
NC HealthConnex is a tool to link disparate systems and networks for a more holistic view of the electronic patient record. With this development, the Aymira Healthcare Technologies EHR OnTarget is capable of securely transferring Continuity of Care data to NC HealthConnex including client demographics, encounters, problems, medications, allergies, social history and order results.
“This is a major milestone for us, and we couldn’t be happier about working directly with the NC HIEA and their technical partner SAS to deliver on this initiative,” said Joe Speidel, CIO at Aymira Healthcare Technologies. “We are especially pleased that, through the hard work of all three parties, we can now deliver an option for connectivity to any behavioral health provider agency in North Carolina.”
State law currently requires that any health care provider who receives state funds for the provision of health care services (e.g. Medicaid, Health Choice, State Health Plan, etc.) connect by various dates within the next two years. The NC HIEA has issued a letter of invitation to all providers using OnTarget indicating that they can utilize OnTarget to connect in order to meet the state mandate.
To date Aymira Healthcare Technologies has worked with twelve provider agencies to build a connection, and is currently working with over thirty more to sign the NC HIEA Participation Agreement and begin the connection process. Any provider not in the queue may sign a Participation Agreement to initiate the certification process.
The three groups are continuing the development effort toward the next phase of the project, bi-directional integration, which will allow clinical data to be viewed in the OnTarget software and further facilitate the secure exchange and integration of patient data. Each group’s team lead has acknowledged looking forward to continuing the collaborative effort to maximize the feature set available to behavioral health/IDD providers in North Carolina.