Georgia Health Information Network
VA Now Connected to GaHIN
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) is now connected with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), facilitating information exchange between VA and non-VA providers in Georgia.
The VA's program, called Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health, shares important components of a veteran's health record. However, the veteran must sign up (opt in) for the program using a VLER Health Exchange Authorization. Once the authorization is signed, you and VA healthcare providers can securely access and share information through the eHealth Exchange and GaHIN.
Ask your patients if they are veterans! If so, direct them to www.va.gov/VLER for more information and the sign-up form (VA Form 10-0485).
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GaHIN Receives Top Awards from Truven
There's Still Time! Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
GaHIN Welcomes New Directors to Board
GaHIN has added new members to its Board of Directors, which provides governance and insight to the non-profit organization. Joining the GaHIN Board are:
Global Partnership for Telehealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
President & CEO
Georgia Health Care Association
Chief of Health Information Technology
Department of Community Health
Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
It's Official - GaHIN Named the State-Designated Entity for HIE
Earlier this year, Governor Nathan Deal approved the designation of GaHIN as the State-Designated Entity for the State of Georgia Health Information Exchange. The request was approved at a national level by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Denise Hines, executive director of GaHIN, said, "We appreciate the confidence shown in GaHIN by Governor Deal and by DCH. With our new status, we will be able to more aggressively pursue grants that allow GaHIN to deliver a broader range of services to healthcare providers throughout the state of Georgia."
Congratulations to Tara Cramer
Tara Cramer, executive director of the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE), was recently announced as a winner of the 2015 Health IT Outcomes Change Agent Award by Health IT Outcomes. The award was established to recognize the personalities and providers that are promoting positive change when it comes to leveraging health.
GRAChIE is one of GaHIN's connected regional health information exchanges, serving providers across Georgia.
New Rural HIE Coming Soon
HealtHIE Georgia Corporation, established in September 2014, is a network of rural Georgia hospitals and their physician communities working to improve patient care through health information technology. The new HIE, an initiative from HomeTown Health, is in the process of connecting to GaHIN.
GaHIN 2015 Annual Report Available
The 2015 GaHIN Annual Report is now available online and can be viewed or downloaded.This progress report provides an overview of GaHIN's successes for 2015 and long-term goals, and contains a wealth of information.