IBM is helping start a new health information exchange for the UNC Health Care System.
The technology will connect UNC Health facilities and physicians in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and elsewhere, allowing easier access to and sharing of patients' medical records.
"Our vision is an integrated healthcare system that allows medical information to follow patients," said J.P. Kichak, UNC Health's chief information officer, in a prepared statement.
The exchange is part of broader efforts at the national and state levels to use technology to improve the health-care system and reduce costs. North Carolina officials are working on a statewide health information exchange.