Florida health system implements real-time EHR care coordination platform

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Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health installed new secure team coordination technology to meet Florida's new provider and patient communication and documentation regulations, according to a Dec. 11 news release.

Lakeland Regional is using Andor Health's cloud-based platform, which can extract data stored in the hospital's EHR and deliver real-time insights to care teams. To boost care team collaboration, patient information pulled from the EHR can be shared with both Lakeland Regional providers and providers outside the enterprise

The technology implementation comes after Florida's House Bill 843 was enacted July 1, requiring hospitals to notify patients' primary care providers within 24 hours of admission to their facilities. The law also allows patients to request the hospital's treating physician to consult with their PCP or specialist provider.

Andor Health's platform also automates the process of providing patients' discharge summaries and medical records to their PCP within 14 days of discharge from the hospital.

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