GaHIN and the Department of Community Health (DCH) will offer a series of eight webinars in 2021 beginning in January. The topics were selected based upon feedback from respondents to a survey concerning 2020 sessions and top picks for 2021. This year's live webinars will feature onscreen presenters.
You can register for the webinars on the DCH website and also access recordings of past webinars. The 30-minute webinars are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM.
Webinars Available On Demand
Customizing the GaHIN Clinical Viewer and Accessing it Through Gammis (August 2020)
GaHIN’s Clinical Viewer offers access to a wide array of patient information. During this webinar, we’ll review the clinical information that is available and explain how you can re-arrange the tabs and windows to streamline access to the specific information you need. We'll also include an introduction for Medicaid providers on how to access the clinical viewer through the GAMMIS portal. With the GaHIN Clinical Viewer, providers can see current patient information to facilitate clinical decision making and ultimately improve outcomes.
Achieving Interoperability Across the Care Continuum (July 2020)
There are a wide range of care organizations and individuals involved when a patient travels along the care continuum – from the family physician to specialists to the hospital to long-term care to rehab, for example. Learn how care across each stop in the continuum can be improved with shared information, and what you can do to strengthen secure sharing. Our special speakers will be HealtHIE Georgia's Mark Renfro and Knicole Lee.
Maximizing Use of GeorgiaDirect (June 2020)
GeorgiaDirect, GaHIN’s secure messaging service, offers a wealth of benefits to providers. Did you know that GeorgiaDirect can be used to submit information to certain health registries? During this webinar we’ll look at ways you can use GeorgiaDirect to save time, improve patient care and streamline information exchange with other care providers.
What Does the Future Hold for Healthcare and HIEs? (May 2020)
Join us for an informative overview of the challenges - and opportunities - around interoperability and connectivity that face a rapidly changing healthcare industry. Joining us will be special guest Dr. Gary Ozanich, a senior consultant for HealthTech Solutions. Gary has been working with GaHIN on its strategic plan and technology search, and is a nationally known expert in healthcare IT, particularly as it applies to HIEs. Dr. Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN, will also join the webinar to discuss new COVID-19 data initiative with the Department of Public Health.
How COVID-19 Is Changing Healthcare -- Three Things Providers Should Know (April 2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic is upending many of the ways medicine is practiced. In light of this, we have asked Tracy M. Field and Jennifer M. Vaughan, both partners at Parker Hudson law firm, to speak on three of the biggest issues around this public health emergency: the new role telehealth, updates to HIPAA privacy rule waivers, and how stringently the government is going to enforce certain regulations – if at all. These two highly regarded attorneys focus on healthcare in their practice and are frequent speakers at industry events.
Balancing Privacy and Access in Digital Health (March 2020)
Health information privacy is strictly protected through HIPAA, but interoperability has shown to improve care quality and reduce costs. How can organizations balance privacy and access, and what steps does GaHIN take to ensure health information security? Learn about this critical balance on a local, state and national level during this 30-minute webinar.
How Grady Is Using GaHIN to Improve Care (February 2020)
Grady Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital in the state of Georgia and the public hospital for the city of Atlanta. It is the fifth-largest public hospital in the United States, as well as one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country. Find out how this hospital – one of the first to sign-on to participate in GaHIN – benefits from participation and get tips on how you can add their best practices to your operations
It’s Time to Opt-In – GaHIN’s Lab Reports Service (January 2020)
The more we share, the better the care – that’s the goal behind GaHIN’s new Lab Reports service. Providers can opt-in to have a copy of their patients’ lab data placed into a secure repository that can be accessed by other authorized clinicians. While it only takes a few minutes to sign up, the impact on patient health – and economics – can be substantial. Learn about the new service and how you can participate during this 30-minute webinar.
Accessing GaHIN Through GAMMIS
Medicaid providers throughout Georgia have ready access to electronic patient records through the Clinical Viewer that is available through GAMMIS portal. This webinar will offer an introduction to the clinical viewer and include a demo of features and capabilities. Providers will learn how this tool can help them with accessing the most current available patient information that will facilitate clinical decision making and ultimately may improve the patient encounter experience.
The Benefits of Accessing Lab Results Electronically
The ability to easily access lab results offers providers the ability to improve care quality at the point of care with access to more comprehensive patient data while eliminating unnecessary or duplicate testing and reducing costs. During this webinar, we will explore GaHIN’s electronic lab results services and the value that you can expect to achieve.
The Role of Medication Fill Data in Measuring Adherence and Preventing Abuse
When providers send a patient out the door with a prescription, it’s difficult to know whether they will actually fill the prescription and take the drug. Data on prescription fills is one piece of information that can shed light on patient adherence as well as potential abuse of certain substances. This webinar will provide an overview of the new GaHIN medication fill history service including the data available for sharing across providers. The value and benefits that can be achieved from this service by participating providers will be discussed along with the program’s impact on monitoring drug compliance.
How Interoperability Helps Hospitals Improve Patient Care and Care Coordination Across the Continuum of Care
Hear how Sandy Majors, ERH Regional Director of Operations of Physician Practices for Dorminy Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center, Irwin County Hospital and Washington County Regional Medical Center, uses GaHIN to streamline operations and improve patient care. During the webinar she discusses coordination across the continuum of care, benefits achieved in improving outcomes and lowering costs and how the HIE is integrated into their workflow. Ms. Majors has 25 years of experience in medical practice management, with oversight of revenue cycle management, day-to-day operations, ACO participation and population health. She is the current Vice-Chairman of HealtHIE Georgia and a member of the Executive Council of ERH Georgia.