The Carolinas Collaborative is managed by Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC), which was established in 2004 as the nation’s first statewide biomedical research collaborative. Today its members include seven of the state’s largest health systems— AnMed Health, Greenville Health, McLeod Health, MUSC Health, Palmetto Health, Self Regional Healthcare and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System—and the state’s largest research-intensive universities—Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina. The collaborative was formed with the vision of transforming the state’s public health and economic wellbeing through research. HSSC is also committed to educating and training the health care workforce. The mission of Health Sciences South Carolina is to support our members in improving the health of all South Carolinians.
Duke Health is comprised of the Duke University School of Medicine (SOM), The Duke University School of Nursing and The Duke University Health System. Significant Institutes include The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), The Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) and the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) among many others. The Duke University Health System includes Duke University Hospital, 2 regional acute care hospitals, 234 affiliated outpatient clinics and Duke Primary Care (31 primary care centers at 27 locations across North and South Carolina). All entities on the DUHS use a single instance of the Epic Electronic Health Record system, with both clinical, research administrative and financial data aggregated in a data warehouse with records maintained over the past 20 years.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) node links with the UNC Health Care System, and includes several partners at UNC-CH, including: the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. UNC-CH leverages the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health, which includes data dating back to 2004 and over 4 million unique patients.
UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and seven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is an integrated health care system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation, and psychiatric care beds, as well as outpatient services, community health, and information centers. Although its primary service area is a 26-county region in northwestern North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, WFBMC in the past year has served patients from 98 (of 100) North Carolina counties, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and several foreign countries. WFBMC’s component institutions carry out a joint mission of patient care, education, research, and community service.