What is Carolina eHealth Network?

The Carolina eHealth Network is a physician-led health information exchange delivered in partnership by the South Carolina Medical Association and KONZA and is a member of the KONZA Network. KONZA is a trusted source of innovative insurance and technology solutions. The KONZA Network is now delivering analytics products and services in partnership with medical societies in six states beyond Kansas, including Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Missouri, and Louisiana.

Who benefits from Carolina eHealth Network?

Patients, physicians, healthcare facilities, and other healthcare providers across the state, especially the members of the South Carolina Medical Association, realize the benefits of such a forward-thinking endeavor. While using connectivity to improve patient point-of-care encounters, this partnership empowers South Carolina physicians as they transition to the new models of healthcare delivery, quality reporting, and performance-based payments. Once again, SCMA has positioned itself to lead the way.

How is this HIE different than what is available in South Carolina now?

The SCMA-KONZA partnership is a physician-led effort with an advisory committee comprised of physician leaders. This physician-led approach which will build upon a proven model for the development of the technical infrastructure necessary to enable the sharing of clinical information at the point-of-care, while supporting value-based payment models, care management, and data analytics that will ultimately transform healthcare delivery across the country. There is not another HIE in South Carolina now that is delivering actionable intelligence such as this to its participants.

The Carolina eHealth Network works collaboratively with the already established RHIOs across the state that makes interoperability a reality in South Carolina.

How is this financed?

The network, including the data sharing technology infrastructure and business intelligence reporting capabilities, is built on a low-cost subscription model. The unique factors in the Carolina eHealth Network equation which help keep the fees reasonable are two-fold -- the physician-led approach which ensures physician needs are at the forefront of the SCMA effort, combined with the KONZA leadership team who all played key roles in the development and continued success of the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). As a result of the unique SCMA-KONZA partnership, KONZA will call upon the already proven technology partner relationships, integration protocols, and project team expertise to deliver the products at a reasonable expense in South Carolina.

Who should interested physicians or groups contact to learn more?

Those who would like to learn more about this partnership and the participant benefits should call us at 855.719.4181.

About South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA)

Founded in 1848, with just several dozen members, the South Carolina Medical Association has existed as the voice for physicians in South Carolina for over 160 years. The SCMA was one of the first organizations of its kind in the United States, and was formed from the Medical Society of South Carolina, which was established in Charleston in 1789.

To learn more about SCMA, visit www.scmedical.org.

Carolina eHealth Network is a 2019 Bronze Sponsor of the South Carolina Hospital Association

South Carolina Hospital Association is a private, not-for-profit organization made up of some 100 member hospitals and health systems and about 900 personal members. The South Carolina Hospital Association was created in 1921 to serve as the collective voice of the state's hospital community.