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AHCA set to unveil new data website

By Sascha Cordner


Tallahassee, FL – An Advisory panel through the Agency for Health Care Administration wants to raise the profile of its fact-checking web site. The advisory panel made recommendations to the agency on Tuesday. As Sascha Cordner reports, the web site is called floridahealthfinder.gov and it makes health care data more accessible to the public.

Beth Eastman is with the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis, and her agency is assisting with the web site's redesign. Eastman says AHCA's Consumer Policy Council helped provide different ideas to revamp floridahealthfinder.gov

"It's just formatted a little differently, packaged a little differently, better navigation, more pictures, more consumer friendly, and we're just continually seeing what consumers are looking for, what kind of information consumers are looking for."

For example, if people want information on diabetes, they can use the web site's health encyclopedia to find out the symptoms. The council also made recommendations to move forward with posting more information about different types of surgeries at the re-launch of floridahealthfinder.gov. The redesigned web should be up by the end of September.