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Florida HIE Services Press Releases & Blog Posts

The Data Is Coming, The Data Is Coming: Make Hospital Data Work for You Through the Florida HIE

Primary care providers (PCPs) increasingly need to know when their patients receive hospital-based services, including emergency room care. Awareness allows providers to arrange for appropriate follow up care based on each patient’s individual needs. Although section 395.1052, F.S. requires hospitals to share patient care information with the patient’s physician, beginning April 30, 2021, hospitals will be required to send electronic hospital care notifications as part of the updated...

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Nine Out of Ten of Florida’s Highest-Earning ACOs Use ENS

The results are in and the Medicare Shared Savings Program data for 2018 offers an outstanding demonstration of the ability of health information exchange to reduce costs while improving quality and patient outcomes. The highest performing ACOs in Florida, as measured by both quality and cost savings, are all long-standing participants in the Florida Health Information Exchange. Nine out of the ten highest-earning ACOs in Florida are subscribed to our Encounter Notification Service (ENS), as...

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ENS covers 10M subscribed-to lives, delivers 1.4M alerts every month

The Florida Health Information Exchange announced today that the Encounter Notification Service (ENS) now covers over 10 million subscribed-to lives in the State of Florida. The Florida HIE Services began offering ENS in 2015 with the goal of improving care coordination, facilitating transitions of care, and promoting appropriate post-discharge follow-up. Over 94% of all acute care hospitals in Florida contribute real-time admit and discharge data to the network, along with most inpatient...

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Florida’s Skilled Nursing Facilities Exchanging Data at No Cost via ENS

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are now live and exchanging data with the Florida Health Information Exchange (Florida HIE). The Florida HIE’s Encounter Notification Service (ENS) connects over 400 health care organizations including hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), payers, thousands of physicians, and other health care providers statewide. ENS allows coordination across the continuum of care by providing real-time notice of patient health care encounters at connected...

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What ACOs Can Teach Us All About Reducing Readmissions

In this webinar, learn how different models of care can improve the health care system. This virtual panel of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) representatives share how using the Florida Health Information Exchange's Encounter Notification Service (ENS) helped them reduce hospital readmissions. This on-line virtual panel brings together representatives from ACOs across Florida, who share their experiences and answer questions from the audience.

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Florida HIE Expands to Include Rehabilitation Hospitals

The Florida Health Information Exchange is pleased to announce the addition of 13 rehabilitation hospitals – which together include over 1,000 licensed hospital beds – to the statewide Encounter Notification Service (ENS). ENS unites hospitals, physicians, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), payers, and other health care providers across Florida, by providing real-time notice of patient health care encounters. ENS covers 94% of acute care hospital beds statewide, and with these new hospital...

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Hospice and Palliative Care Providers Now Sharing Health Data Through ENS

The Florida Health Information Exchange welcomes hospice and palliative care providers to the growing number of health care professionals exchanging patient information through the Encounter Notification Service (ENS). ENS is a statewide network of health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), physician practices, and payers that provides real-time notice of patient health care encounters, allowing participants to work together to improve care coordination and transitions of care. ENS...

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Hospitals Large and Small Connect to Share Data Through the Florida HIE Services

Eight health systems – which together include over 60 hospital locations across Central and South Florida – are now receiving patient information through the Encounter Notification Service (ENS) offered by the Florida Health Information Exchange. AdventHealth, Baptist Health South Florida, BayCare Health System, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Memorial Healthcare System, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Nemours Children’s Health System, and Orlando Health are subscribed to receive information on...

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The Encounter Notification Service (ENS®) Used to Locate Displaced Patients During Hurricane Michael

  The Florida Health Information Exchange used the Encounter Notification Service (ENS®) during Hurricane Michael to assist health care providers in locating patients that were displaced due to the storm. Once an emergency was declared for Florida, we paused the routine purge of hospital encounter data flowing into ENS. This resource of encounter information was used post-storm to locate persons who may have been in a hospital or visited an Emergency Department in Florida during the...

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