"DCH is proud to lead the development of a statewide health information exchange that will improve the quality of care Georgians receive in health care settings across the state," said Ruth Carr, State HITT Coordinator. "The HHS grant will empower the Department to achieve its overarching goal of health care provider usage and access to electronic health records (EHRs) and their participation in a statewide health information exchange."
To foster EHR adoption and use, the
Statewide Partners – Local and Regional, Urban and Rural
Currently, there are fewer than ten health information exchanges operating in
Connecting for Better Care Anywhere in
DCH’s collaborative approach has been well-received with letters of support coming from health care and health information technology (HIT) sectors, both near and far. “I share your vision of improved health and health care outcomes, improved process efficiency, and strategic access to health care information,“ noted former HHS National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Robert M. Kolodner, MD and President of Maryland-based Collaborative Transformations, LLC.
"The collaborative private, public partnership [the statewide HIE] will be a value-added entity that can bring positive benefits for the economic and business community in
A growing list of organizations expressing their support includes the Center for Health Transformation, Georgia Medical Care Foundation, Georgia Health Information Exchange, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Health Care Association, Cobb-Douglas Community Services Board, East Georgia Health Cooperative, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Georgia Pharmacy Association and others.
DCH will continue to leverage existing relationships across the health care and HIT communities to ensure that stakeholders are engaged in the statewide HIE throughout its start-up and on-going operation.
For more information about this and other Georgia HITT Initiatives, visit www.dch.georgia.gov/gahitt.