Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN)

A health information exchange (HIE) allows health care professionals and patients to access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically. There are many health care delivery scenarios driving the technology behind the different forms of health information exchange available today.

Georgia’s Statewide HIE

The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) is the State-Designated Entity for the State of Georgia's HIE. Created as a public-private partnership under the leadership of the Department of Community Health (DCH), Health IT Unit, GaHIN electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians, clinicians, payers, wellness partners and other health care stakeholders to exchange patient health information though a secure network.

GaHIN Vision:  To create a healthier Georgia through the use and exchange of electronic health information to improve patient-centered health care, increase efficiencies and improve the health of the state’s entire population.

GaHIN Mission: To facilitate a statewide health information network for Georgia that is trusted and valued by all stakeholders; works to improve health care coordination and reduces costs; and establishes a solid foundation for long-term financial sustainability.

GaHIN Purpose: To close the patient information gap across care settings by electronically connecting disparate systems and data sources to support improved quality of care, better health outcomes and reductions in cost.

GaHIN Webinar Series 

Leveraging GaHIN to Improve Care

Georgia Information Network (GaHIN), the state's nonprofit health information exchange (HIE), delivers six exciting new webinars to help improve the quality of patient care through the secure exchange of patient health information. Each webinar is unique and features topics that promote interoperability and the roles healthcare providers play in the "continuum of care."

How ADT Alerts and Redirects Are Impacting Care

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019                     11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Accessing GaHIN Through GAMMIS

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019                        11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Electronic Access to Lab Results Launched in Georgia

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019                         11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

How Interoperability Helps Practices Improve Patient Care and Operations

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019                        11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

The Role of Medication Fill Data in Measuring Adherence and Preventing Abuse

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019                          11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

How Interoperability Helps Hospitals Improve Patient Care and Care Coordination Across the Continuum of Care

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019                    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Benefits of Connecting to GaHIN

Improves Care

  • Improved clinical decision-making as a result of easy access to critical patient information
  • Fewer errors and delays in treatment

Saves Time

  • Faster access to patient information at the point of care
  • Less time searching, calling and faxing other providers to send or obtain patient information

Reduced Costs

  • Reduced expenses for unnecessary medications, tests and hospitalizations
  • Decreased costs by replacing paper-based communications including faxing and courier services
  • Make only one connection to GaHIN through your electronic health record (EHR) instead of multiple, costly connections to all the providers you share patients with
Networked Services

Through a unique offering of technology solutions, GaHIN gives its members the ability to access a more complete view of their patients' health information directly from their EHR systems.

Regional HIEs

The regional HIEs offer networked services that give providers access to critical patient information that will improve the quality of care across our state, and deliver a more efficient and cost-effective health care system. 

To learn more about GaHIN and its services, visit www.gahin.org.

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