What is Carolina eHealth Network?
Carolina eHealth Network is the private health information network in South Carolina created to allow connected physicians, healthcare facilities and other healthcare providers to share patient information. As a result of establishing the network, participants have access to powerful analytic reports designed to help improve patient encounters and clinical outcomes while also empowering physicians as they transition to the new alternative payment models involving quality reporting, advancing care information, clinical practice improvements and resource use. The South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) and KAMMCO have partnered to offer the aforementioned products and services across the state.
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-KAMMCO 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 KAMMCO 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-KAMMCO partnership, KAMMCO 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 member of the KAMMCO Network. KAMMCO is a provider-led, medical professional liability insurer affiliated with the Kansas Medical Society. KAMMCO's provider-led approach uniquely positions it to help physicians, other healthcare providers, integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and others seeking to improve patient outcomes and adapt to new performance-based payment models through the use of data analytics and business intelligence tools.

To learn more about KAMMCO, visit www.kammco.com.