Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has entered a new phase with Florida’s free, internet-based personal health record, My Florida Health eBook. Each Medicaid recipient’s personal health record is now populated with data from services paid for by Florida Medicaid.  Medicaid recipients can use the My Florida Health eBook to track information about their health care visits, procedures, medications, immunizations and more.  Users can also add notes and other information, such as allergies, to their personal health record.  This project was made possible through an innovative partnership between the Agency, Availity, HealthTrio LLC and Healthwise.


“Thanks to the commitment of private sector leaders we can provide personal health records for Medicaid recipients in the state of Florida,” said Secretary Elizabeth Dudek.  “We will encourage recipients to use their personal health record to improve their health.”


With the My Florida Health eBook, Florida’s Medicaid recipients will be able to create an account to access their internet-based personal health record at www.ahca.healthtrioconnect.com.  Other features include:


  • Family History: Assists users in tracking their family history, and allows them to print and share this information with their health care provider.
  • Health Tracker: Users can chart their personal health information such as height, weight, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and more.
  • Wallet Card: Encourages users to enter emergency contact and key health information to be printed and carried with them at all times.
  • The Healthwise® Knowledgebase: a robust library of more than 6,000 decision-focused health topics in plain, uncomplicated language is integrated with the personal health record. The health content educates Medicaid recipients and helps them make better decisions with their doctors.


“We are pleased to support this innovative program that enables Floridians to take a more active role in managing their own health information, and supports physicians in making better informed medical decisions,” said Russ Thomas, Availity CEO.


The Agency contracted with Jacksonville-based Availity, a national leading health information network, to provide the platform for physicians to access their patients’ health records. HealthTrio produced the personal health record for Medicaid recipients,My Florida Health e-Book, under a subcontract with Availity.  HealthTrio further provides user-friendly health information content through the Healthwise® Knowledgebase.


“Personal health records allow consumers to review their medical history, prepare for and follow-up with their health care providers, as well as set personal goals,” said Dr. Malik Hasan, president and CEO of HealthTrio, LLC.  “We are excited to reach this milestone in our partnership with the Agency.”


The Agency will reach out through hospitals, county health departments, and community organizations across the state to promote the use of My Florida Health eBook to Florida’s Medicaid recipients.  For more information on the My Florida Health eBook please visit http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/MediPass/aboutCare.shtml.


About Availity – Patients. Not Paperwork.®

Availity and its subsidiary, RealMed, make the health care system run faster and better. We provide physicians, hospitals, and health plans with essential business and clinical information to streamline care delivery, drive productivity and better revenue cycle management, and enable better patient experiences.  The Availity® Health Information Network encompasses business and clinical services, supporting both real-time and batch electronic data interchange via the Web and business-to-business (B2B) integration. For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www.availity.com or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548).


About HealthTrio

HealthTrio LLC is a health care information technology and services company that works to create, develop, and enhance solutions to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care.  HealthTrio products streamline health care operations, enabling the exchange of information in the most efficient and effective manner, and empower individuals with the knowledge needed to make better health care decisions.  For more information call 1-877-571-1988 or visit www.healthtrio.com.


About Healthwise

Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Nearly 130 million times a year, people turn to Healthwise information to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say “no” to the care they don’t need. Healthwise works with health plans, hospitals, disease management companies, and health Web sites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. To learn more about the Healthwise Information Therapy (Ix®) Solution, visit www.healthwise.org or call 1-800-706-9646.


About Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration

The Agency for Health Care Administration is committed to better health care for all Floridians. The Agency administers Florida’s Medicaid program, licenses and regulates more than 40,000 health care facilities and 37 health maintenance organizations, and publishes health care data and statistics at www.FloridaHealthFinder.gov.