Spotlight on State Exchange: Florida Health Information Exchange
The Florida Health Information Exchange (Florida HIE) enables the secure exchange of health information. It allows authorized medical providers to quickly and efficiently review their patients’ medical records to facilitate diagnosis and treatment. The Agency for Health Care Administration was statutorily created by Chapter 20, Florida Statutes as the chief health policy and planning entity for the state. In March 2010, it was awarded $20.7 million in federal funding to be used over a four-year period for the purpose of supporting statewide HIE. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company which was awarded a four-year contract by Florida’s the Agency for Health Care Administration to establish and run the Florida HIE. The Florida HIE now covers 9,000 patient beds, or nearly 20% of patient beds in state.
Patient Look-Up and Delivery (PLU) service allows retrieval of records from multiple data sources at point of care after patient consent. Patient matching is based on demographic information. When Clinical records are available at the point of care patients receive more accurate and timely service.
Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) is a secure email service that allows users to securely send and receive email messages and attachments. The service does not require providers to use an electronic health records (EHR) system, purchase special software, or pay a fee. All that is needed is a connection to the internet.
- Approved State HIE Strategic and Operational Plans , Updated Plan, and Changes to Plan.
- Florida HIE Sustainability Plan
- General Florida HIE Pricing Policy and Price List
- Training Materials
- DSM Subscription Agreement
- Patient Look-Up Subscription Agreement
- See their Resources page for all forms, documents, and links.
- See their Florida Health Information Network (FHIN) site for operational information.
Latest News – Fifth round of Participants selected to join the Florida HIE. Four more organizations have been selected to join Florida’s Health Information Exchange (HIE), which brings the total number of participants to 22. Each organization pulls together a network of individual health care providers, which enables them to share information within their network and ultimately with other networks across the state. Read the press release.