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Rural communities in Florida find HIT assistance through CommunityHealth IT

Health Information Technology (HIT) is a great way for service providers and patients to electronically share necessary health information. However, many rural communities in Florida lack financial and technical resources to implement HIT within their practices.

Fortunately, the Rural Health …

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Health IT trainings and certifications

8992665_sCommunityHealth IT’s leadership serves as the official Health IT advisors for the national Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM). PAHCOM has been working as the premier course of support and resources for managers and administrators of small healthcare …

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WellFlorida wins awards for public service advertising campaigns

PresentationAWellFlorida Council was recently awarded a Gold ADDY and the Larry Edwards Public Service Award by the Gainesville chapter of the American Advertising Foundation (AAF). The awards are for a public service campaign for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood …

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22nd Annual FRHA Rural Health Educational Summit

The Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA) is holding its 22nd Annual Rural Health Educational Summit on April 28 and 29 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Florida. At the event, individuals and organizations will have the opportunity …

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Interstate data sharing

Starting in January 2016, providers and patients on MyHealthStory and in the Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) can efficiently exchange patient information, securely and privately. MyHealthStory and TRMC are working towards building a network of Health Information Exchange that will …

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Florida HIE enhances information sharing


The Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE) allows healthcare providers to securely exchange health information. Offering patient look up, direct messaging and event notification services, it is enhancing the way healthcare providers exchange information.
By joining the network established through Community …

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Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani to speak at educational summit

WellFlorida’s Associate Planner, Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani, MPH, will be a guest speaker at the educational summit Understanding Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities: A Healthcare Perspective on Friday, March 18 at the Hilton UF Conference Center in Gainesville. Naomi will discuss the …

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Global forum to advance cyber resilience

Organized by the Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research and hosted at American University

News that a California hospital was forced to pay ransom to regain control of their own computer system is just the latest example of the constant …

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Behavioral health center connections


Typically, behavioral health information is excluded from community health information exchanges because it is difficult to keep this private information absolutely secure. Professionals in this field have stricter confidentiality requirements than traditional healthcare professionals especially surrounding substance abuse. MyHealthStory, …

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Pilot for a Coordinated Intake and Referral System in Alachua County

Healthy Start of North Central Florida was recently awarded a 21 month grant from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions to plan for and pilot a Coordinated Intake and Referral System (CI&R) in Alachua County. More than 10 partners …

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Proudly Serving

WellFlorida Council, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1969. We are the state designated local health council for 16 counties in North Central Florida and specialize in health-related consultancy for clients and projects throughout Florida.

Proudly serving the following Florida counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

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WellFlorida Council
1785 NW 80th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606
P: 352-313-6500
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