Florida HIE signs on two regional exchanges

Florida HIE signs on two regional exchanges

Two Florida health information exchanges are adding patient search services via the statewide Florida Health Information Exchange.

Strategic Health Intelligence of Pensacola and Atlantic Coast Health Information Exchange of Miramar are adding Florida HIE’s patient-lookup service and will, in turn, offer the service to their provider members, including Memorial Healthcare System in greater Fort Lauderdale and south Florida.

The patient search service, developed by Florida HIE’s vendor Harris Corporation, lets clinicians at healthcare organizations find the medical records of individual patients from other providers participating in the service.

“Securely sharing patient data through the Patient Look-Up service will lead to better quality healthcare for Florida’s citizens and reduce administrative costs for providers,” Vishal Agrawal, MD, president of Harris Healthcare Solutions, said in a media release.

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