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UNC Health Care and IBM Announce Nation’s Latest Major Health Information Exchange

ORLANDO, Fla. Feb. 22, 2011 IBM North Carolina

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UNC Health Care will create a community of connected care, allowing doctors to more easily refer patients inside the healthcare system and making it easier for patients to get appointments. This will also ensure medical staff have the most up-to-date and accurate information on each patient. For physicians, it will empower them with trusted information at the point of care, for example, care providers will see all medications each patient is currently taking along with historical exams and test results from the doctors they previously visited.

J.P. Kichak

Chapel Hill Raleigh Siler City, North Carolina North Carolina

IBM Expands Comprehensive Offerings for Connected Care


IBM Global Business Services continues to offer targeted consulting services to support organizations with planning, sustainability, development and operational management of HIEs. In addition, services to support advanced care delivery models such as Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) are also provided. These services include:

  • Consulting services to help prospective HIEs develop a strategic blueprint that balances policy, governance and technical components required to create a sustainable HIE business model.
  • HIE strategic planning to provide a sequenced implementation roadmap to help effectively use the exchange by adding advanced services such as clinical process design, advanced healthcare analytics and population management analytics needed to create and operate PCMH and ACO care delivery models.
  • Support for health information organizations in their outreach, education and physician adoption efforts.  

IBM is creating a smarter, more connected healthcare system that delivers better care with fewer mistakes, predicts and prevents diseases, and empowers people to make better choices. This includes integrating data so doctors, patients and insurers can share information seamlessly and efficiently. IBM also helps clients apply advanced analytics to improve medical research, diagnosis and treatment in order to improve patient care and help reduce healthcare costs.

Orlando Florida February 20-24, 2011

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