GaHIN’s “network of networks” connects healthcare providers and allows them to share patients’ medical data with each other, either through their electronic health records system, or using a highly secure national direct messaging system. Rather than relying on faxes or couriers, your medical records are readily available to trusted healthcare professionals in the network.
There’s a very real benefit to you when healthcare providers share information, including:
Only authorized care providers can join GaHIN – there currently is no patient access. This helps protect your information and that of other patients.
However, you can opt out if you do not want your records shared. It means that you will be responsible for transferring information between your care providers, and should an emergency occur, they will not have access to your records.
Read our Patient FAQs to learn more about GaHIN, HIEs and opting out.