The Department of Community Health’s Office of Health Information Technology (Health IT) is responsible for advancing the use of health information technology throughout Georgia to:
- Reduce health care disparities
- Improve health outcomes
- Increase efficiency of health care delivery
- Reduce overall health care costs
The Office of Health IT will:
- Develop and execute Georgia’s Health IT Multi-year Strategic Plans
- Implement Georgia’s strategic initiatives for health information technology adoption and health information exchange
- Accomplish the vision of the Governor’s Executive Orders to establish a statewide strategy to enable health information to be readily available and transparent in a secure and trusted environment
Health Information Exchange (HIE) is Georgia’s statewide public-private collaborative that is building an electronic exchange to share critical health information between health care providers and their patients.
Medicaid EHR Incentives Program is a multi-year, multi-stage program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) with funding through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program is limited to eligible Medicaid professionals for six years of participation, and eligible Medicaid hospitals for three years.
Challenge Grant – Patient-Mediated Health Information Exchange for Cancer Patients is a program based in Rome (Floyd County), Georgia. Program goals: provide patients with access to their personal health records (PHRs), secure bi-directional communication between patient and provider and allow for individual health data to be sent to a patient-selected PHR.
DCH Health IT Town Hall - June 28, 2012
- For more information, view June Town Hall details.
Georgia eHealth Summit 2012 - March 12, 2012