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RALEIGH, N.C. – Hospitals, medical practices and two medical groups are teaming up to form an electronic medical records network.

Called the , or NCHEX, the groups are working with Thomson Reuters and security solutions firm CareEvolution to develop NCHEX.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The project, which was announced Tuesday, includes the North Carolina Hospital Association and the North Carolina medical Society.

Participating hospitals include WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Moses Cone Health System.

According to the groups, NCHEX will provide phsycians with “continuity of care” records for patients.

Some 57 physician practices have already signed on for the network.

NCHEX members believe the network is “the first step towards a statewide health information exchange.”

Participation in the network is open to all healthcare providers in the state, the group said.

The network will operate over the N.C. Hospital Emergency Surveillance System, which links and captures data from 114 hospitals statewide.

CareEvolution is based in Dexter, Mich.

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