The Health IT Unit is committed to providing up-to-date information and education resource tools to healthcare providers participating in the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program. Health IT hosts a series of engaging live webinars to further assist providers attesting to Meaningful Use. Click the links below to register for any of these exciting webinars. After completing your registration, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions of how to join the event.

MU 2021 – The Final Stretch

September 30, 2021, marks the end of the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program. Our goal is to help you get across the finish line. This webinar has been reimagined to meet your specific needs. After a brief update on any program changes, you will engage in an interactive Q&A with Health IT and partners (GaHIN, Gainwell Technologies, HI-BRIDGE and Myers and Stauffer) for real-time answers to your questions. This webinar seeks to empower you with the necessary tools to successfully complete the program. Register today!

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021                                             10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021                                                  10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021                                                      10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021                                                      10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021                                                       10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021                                                 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

GaHIN 2021 Webinars

How COVID-19 Has Changed Healthcare Delivery

The medical industry has been uniquely affected by COVID-19, with providers, practices and hospitals challenged to deliver high-quality patient care while protecting their personnel and remaining financially viable. During this webinar you will hear how (hospital TBD) has adjusted to this new normal.

The New Technology Powering Georgia ConnectedCare

During the first few months of 2021, GaHIN’s core technology will undergo a transformation. Learn about why the change was necessary, the steps in the transition process that may impact you, and what new features and strengths the technology will offer Georgia providers.

It’s Time to Fire Your Fax Machine

GeorgiaDirect secure email messaging is helping practices statewide reduce their use of fax machines, safe administrative time and improve patient privacy. This online email service is not only easy to use, but also HIPAA compliant and available at no charge to authorized providers. GeorgiaDirect offers an ideal way to securely share patient information with providers who are outside your network.

The Emergence of Telehealth – The Impact, the Opportunities and the Pitfalls

Telehealth had been gradually emerging as an important component in healthcare until COVID-19 struck. Now, rather than a mishmash of conflicting state regulations and reimbursements, there is strong direction being provided on a national level. Learn how practices are using the technology to retain patients and attract new ones.

The Role of Public Health in Everyday and Extraordinary Times

Public health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease,” prolonging life and improving quality of life. During COVID-19 pandemic, public health has taken on greater importance in collecting and disseminating data and addressing the spread of infectious diseases, but the daily functions around education, research and response continue. Hear about how Georgia’s public health agency, the Department of Public Health, is working to keep Georgians healthy.

Under Attack – Cybersecurity and Health IT

The number of hospitals and other healthcare organizations crippled by cyberattacks continues to rise, with the hackers getting increasingly aggressive – and successful. Phishing campaigns, mishandled health record disposals and sophisticated cyberattacks were behind some of the biggest healthcare data breaches of 2020. Learn what you can do to protect your patient data, ranging from basic staff education to installing sophisticated protection systems.

Using GAMMIS to Access the Clinical Viewer

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.

COVID-19 – Where We Are Today, What the Future Holds

During this webinar we will examine the progress that has been made in addressing COVID-19 and what the future holds for healthcare providers and their patients. Stay tuned for further details as we see how 2021 unfolds.

Post Payment Audit "Do's and Don'ts" 

Hear directly from incentive post-payment auditors, Myers and Stauffer, as they discuss the audit process, documentation requirements and "do's and don'ts" for post-payment audits for the Medicaid PI Program.

Risky Business: Security Risk Analysis with Sandeep Kapoor

The consequences and costs of a patient data breach can be staggering. Don't let it happen to you. Learn about the necessary documentation to satisfy Meaningful Use requirements, and the safeguards and security assessment tools to protect yourself in the event of an audit.

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Deep Dive: Understanding Promoting Interoperability

This webinar series helps demystify the confusion of Meaningful Use by offering a clear and in-depth look into the objectives, measures and documentation required for Stage 3.

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