The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act authorizes a Health Information Technology Extension Program that includes more than 60 Regional Extension Centers around the country.  These centers have been established to support health care providers to become adept and meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs).

The National Center for Primary Care (NCPC), located at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, serves as the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC).  GA-HITEC’s mission is to use a community-oriented approach to assist health care professionals, as well as small and rural hospitals, with the selection, implementation and meaningful use of certified EHR systems to improve clinical outcomes and the quality of patient care provided.

Group purchasing plans and technical assistance are available to all eligible providers participating in either the Medicare or Medicaid Georgia Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program (formerly the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program).

For more information about GA-HITEC, visit their website or call toll free at 877-658-1990.

Continuing Education units are provided by the GA-HITEC Online Training Center.

See below for GA-HITEC’s webinars and workshops.
Dot Your I's and Cross Your T's — Do your SRA, PLEASE!!
Don’t leave it to chance! It’s the law! Conducting an annual Security Risk Assessment (SRA) helps assess threats to electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) that can be reasonably anticipated. Completing an adequate SRA is essential if you participate in either the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program or Quality Payment Program PI category. Join our GA-HITEC experts as they shed light on the SRA requirements.
HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshop
Everyone in healthcare shares the responsibility to secure and protect patient’s health information against pervasive cybercriminal attacks. GA-HITEC invites you to review your processes and procedures around HIPAA regulations and the updated Security Risk Analysis tool from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) during our interactive workshop. This ounce of prevention may help you avoid a pound of trouble!
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019                                        8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.