The coronavirus pandemic is shedding light on how important health exchange data and interoperability is. In Florida, there is one health information exchange that created a portal where all health systems and patients can have access to health records. This portal is being tested in Tallahassee and Bradenton and so far, patients and health professionals are sharing positive feedback.
“The need to share data among physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, labs, and other entities is a challenge” said HIE Network co-founder Dan Kaelin. However, HIE Network is working hard to eliminate these challenges and help health care providers tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The co-founder of HIE Networks is hoping to make this portal available throughout the entire State of Florida.
With the coronavirus spreading so quickly across every state in the United States, does this call for a nationwide health information exchange system?