CONNECTING GEORGIA, IMPROVING CARE
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the state’s nonprofit health information exchange (HIE), seeks to create a healthier Georgia by facilitating the use and secure exchange of patient health to:
Providers can make queries from within their EHR to quickly access patient health data from hospitals, physician practices, state health systems and much more.
Providers can securely send patient health information, such as referrals and reports, to other authorized healthcare professionals within Georgia and nationwide.
Providers have the information they need at the point of care
to optimize outcomes while improving care coordination, interoperability and population health.
GaHIN’s core products are free for credentialed, authorized Georgia providers.
Year to Date Queries
2017 – 1,137,069 Queries
Year to Date Direct Transactions
2017 – 518,169 Direct Transactions
Patient Records Indexed
GaHIN has rolled out a new Care Alerts program that will enhance the value of data within the Network for members and facilitate care coordination. Care alerts notify clinicians and other organizations of their patients’ hospital admissions, discharges and transfers (ADTs).
The initial use of the system is by Amerigroup, one of four care management organizations (CMOs) serving Georgia Medicaid and Medicare patients. The Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS) is also using the system to proactively track the population they serve. And the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), the largest children’s hospital in the Southeast and a member of Georgia’s statewide HIE network, is participating.
ATLANTA, GA – November 17, 2017 – Denise Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS, CEO of eHealth Services Group and Executive Director of Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), has received the 2017 Women of the Year in Technology – Small Enterprise Award, from Women in Technology (WIT). The WIT Women in Technology winners were announced on November 16, 2017, at a ceremony at the Georgia Aquarium.
The Women in Technology Awards honor female leaders of Georgia-based science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) companies whose accomplishments have not only furthered their organizations and industries, but have also made a difference in their local communities.
ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange (HIE) for Georgia, awarded a total of $500,000 to its members in 2017 to accelerate technology adoption and the electronic exchange of health information. This brings the total disbursed through GaHIN’s Intermediary Grant Program to $2.5 million over the past three years.
GaHIN’s Intermediary Grant Program helps Georgia’s eligible providers and hospitals connect to the HIE so they can securely access and share patient information at the point of care. Intermediaries are hospital-based and regional HIEs that have direct technical interoperable connections to GaHIN. Read more.