The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) was established in 1994 by Executive Order of Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. The founders of NCHICA had the foresight 20 years ago to realize that the delivery, quality, accessibility and efficiency of health care could be vastly improved through the use of information technology.

A key component of NCHICA’s success has been its diverse membership: health care providers, corporations, nonprofits, public agencies and educational organizations. There are few organizations in the country that bring together these diverse sectors of the healthcare community. With the help of our members, NCHICA has been a key player in both state and national initiatives to advance the use of information technology in health care.

The heart of NCHICA has always been its committees, workgroups, roundtables and task forces, which are comprised of dedicated volunteers from member organizations. NCHICA has provided a neutral and engaging environment where these members can gather to discuss common concerns. Out of these discussions, they have developed consensus-based tools, policies, and other resources to aid the health care community in complying with HIPAA, the HITECH Act and other regulations.

  • Click here to view a video about NCHICA.
  • Click here to view our 20th Anniversary Book for more about our history and accomplishments.

Below is a short video featuring Governor Hunt:

NCHICA has created a collaborative organization that no other State has achieved. It includes vendors, providers, payers, physicians, nurses, clinicians, attorneys, information technologists and other professionals, working together to improve healthcare within North Carolina in every way, from the use of technology, to public policy considerations, to patient privacy, and more. Belonging to, and participating in, this organization helps you to not only keep up with the changing healthcare environment, but to have some influence on those changes.

— David B. Dillehunt
FirstHealth of the Carolinas
Pinehurst, NC

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