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Health Information Technology

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

Medicaid EHR Incentive 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.

Health IT Grants – There are currently two grant projects underway within the Health Information Technology Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH). These include the Consumer-Mediated Health Information Exchange in Rome (Floyd County) and the Patient-Friendly Access to Patient Medical Information in Chatham County.