Florida HIE activates emergency census service to locate individuals missing after Hurricane Dorian

The Florida Health Information Exchange and Audacious Inquiry, a health IT policy company, have activated the state's emergency census service to help expand response efforts amid Hurricane Dorian, according to the Sept. 4 Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.

With the emergency census service, both acute and post-acute healthcare providers are connected through the same information network that Florida health agency officials can access.

The network can be used to update information on individuals believed to be missing after the hurricane. The census can also help find individuals thought to be missing if they've been registered at a connected facility in the state, Politico reports. 

Florida HIE used the same service to find people displaced after Hurricane Michael in 2018.

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