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Carolina eHealth Alliance (CeHA)

Carolina eHealth Alliance (CeHA), is a Charleston, SC-based private federated health information exchange (HIE) that provides an emergency department (ED) alert system in the Charleston area that links EDs at 4 hospital organizations - Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Roper Saint Francis, Trident Health, and East Cooper Medical Center. HSSC began providing technical support services to CeHA in December 2015.  

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The Regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) has shown important benefits including reduced cost of care, improved quality of care, reduced lengths of stay, and reduced exposure to ionizing radiation for Emergency Department (ED) patients who had information in an HIE.  MUSC researchers have demonstrated savings of >$1M in avoided charges per participating organization in the first year of operation.

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