Two delivery systems in recent days have announced contracts to build proprietary health information exchanges that link hospitals, physicians and other providers to create a community health record.

Ten-hospital BayCare Health System serving the Tampa, Fla., region will use HIE platform software from Medicity Inc., Salt Lake City. The BayCare HIE, being developed in part to meet meaningful use and health care reform requirements for improved coordination of care, will include the BayCare hospitals, affiliated and unaffiliated physicians, and home care providers, among others. Medicity will integrate with a variety of electronic health records systems, starting with Allscripts, GE Centricity and McKesson Practice Partner.

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