Florida Health Information Exchange

Florida Health Information Exchange / Agency For Healthcare Administration

For the past three years, the state Agency for Healthcare Administration has been building a system providers can use to share electronic health records. Now, the state system, called the Health Information Exchange, has linked up with a national group to allow Florida physicians to share documents across stat lines and with federal and non-federal agencies.

Florida has been working to connect healthcare providers to one another by creating a place where they can share patient-information electronically. As Florida works to get its Electronic Medical Record database off the ground, Lynn Hatter reports the state is struggling with how much access it should give to health insurance companies.

Right now, health plans can participate in the state’s Health Insurance Exchange, but they can’t go in and pull down patient records. Allen Byington is with the Big Bend Regional Health Network.