On February 15, 2023, the N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority launched the North Carolina Stroke Registry, a population health tool that supports the N.C. Division of Public Health (DPH). The dashboard leverages demographic and clinical data on stroke patients that is received by NC HealthConnex to improve the stroke care continuum.

The registry uses existing data for its dashboards from more than 9,000 facilities connected to NC HealthConnex at this time. The dashboard gives a visualization of the prevalence of stroke by county and by zip code, tracks analysis on comorbidities, and identifies trends based on demographics such as race and age. Data regarding stroke patients from emergency medical services connected to the HIE is planned to be included in a future enhancement in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Medical Services.

The Stroke Registry project aims to improve the system of care for stroke patients in North Carolina; identify areas in the stroke care continuum where interventions may be needed, whether that involves stroke prevention or post-stroke care measures; and address disparities in care.

Read more about the dashboard here.