ATLANTA, GA – April 27, 2020 – Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the state-designated health information exchange (HIE) for Georgia, announced today that it has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for new technology options.
In 2019, GaHIN undertook an initiative to examine the organization’s current state and identify actions that would allow the organization to follow up on strategic growth opportunities and meet the challenges of the next decade. As a result of that strategic plan, the GaHIN Board of Directors decided to examine new technology options.
GaHIN worked closely with an industry consultant to prepare the RFP and is distributing it to vendors that have strong experience working with HIEs. In addition, the document is available for download on the GaHIN website. Responses are due on May 18, 2020.
The new technology is expected to support a wider range of robust services while still meeting providers’ interoperability needs. It will strengthen and expand the services that GaHIN provides to its members, including Georgia ConnectedCare.
GaHIN’s members include regional HIEs, hospital systems, physician groups and individual practitioners. GaHIN’s products, which are available at no cost to qualified healthcare professionals, include:
- GeorgiaDirect – gives providers a personalized email address that allows them to securely transmit patient health information to other authorized healthcare professionals; and
- Georgia ConnectedCare – an innovative technology solution that enables providers to securely access a patient’s complete health record through their electronic health record (EHR) system.
About Georgia Health Information Network
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a healthier Georgia by facilitating the use and secure exchange of electronic health information so providers have the information they need at the point of care. The result is improved quality of care, better health outcomes and reductions in cost. GaHIN’s two products, GeorgiaDirect and Georgia ConnectedCare, connect providers statewide and nationally and are available at no charge for credentialed, authorized Georgia users. www.gahin.org