GaHIN and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) partner to create free monthly webinars with helpful, informative content for Georgia providers. Each webinar is unique (although the opening few slides are similar). 

Generally webinars are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM. To view and register for upcoming webinars, click here. The Health IT Unit of DCH offers a range of other webinars, as well, and you can register for them on the same page.

2020 Webinars

Accessing GaHIN through GAMMIS

Don’t have an EHR? Don’t worry! Medicaid providers throughout Georgia have ready access to electronic patient records through the Clinical Viewer available through the 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. Note – we are repeating this popular webinar and extending the length to an hour to get all of your questions answered.

Digital Health Trends – Insights from HIMSS20 

Each year, the HIMSS Annual Meeting brings together approximately 40,000 health data experts from around the globe. Sessions include inspiring keynote speakers, exciting technology advances and innovative best practices. Dr. Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN and Chief Americas Officer of HIMSS, will summarize the highlights of the 2020 HIMSS annual meeting during this webinar.

Five Ways to Maximize Your Use of GeorgiaDirect

GeorgiaDirect, GaHIN’s secure messaging service, offers a wealth of benefits to providers. Did you know that GeorgiaDirect can be used to submit information to certain health registries? During this webinar we’ll look at five ways you can use GeorgiaDirect to save time, improve patient care and streamline information exchange with other care providers.

Achieving Interoperability across the Care Continuum

There are a wide range of care organizations and individuals involved when a patient travels along the care continuum – from the family physician to specialists to the hospital to long-term care to rehab, for example. Learn how care across each stop in the continuum can be improved with shared information, and what you can do to strengthen secure sharing.

How to Customize Your Clinical Viewer

GaHIN’s Clinical Viewer offers access to a wide array of patient information. During this webinar, we’ll review the clinical information that is available and explain how you can re-arrange the tabs and windows to streamline access to the specific information you need. If you use the Clinical Viewer to access GaHIN, this webinar is for you!

 

Webinars Available On Demand

Balancing Privacy and Access in Digital Health (March 2020)

Health information privacy is strictly protected through HIPAA, but interoperability has shown to improve care quality and reduce costs. How can organizations balance privacy and access, and what steps does GaHIN take to ensure health information security? Learn about this critical balance on a local, state and national level during this 30-minute webinar.

How Grady Is Using GaHIN to Improve Care (February 2020)

Grady Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital in the state of Georgia and the public hospital for the city of Atlanta. It is the fifth-largest public hospital in the United States, as well as one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country. Find out how this hospital – one of the first to sign-on to participate in GaHIN – benefits from participation and get tips on how you can add their best practices to your operations

It’s Time to Opt-In – GaHIN’s Lab Reports Service (January 2020)

The more we share, the better the care – that’s the goal behind GaHIN’s new Lab Reports service. Providers can opt-in to have a copy of their patients’ lab data placed into a secure repository that can be accessed by other authorized clinicians. While it only takes a few minutes to sign up, the impact on patient health – and economics – can be substantial. Learn about the new service and how you can participate during this 30-minute webinar.

Accessing GaHIN Through GAMMIS

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.

The Benefits of Accessing Lab Results Electronically

The ability to easily access lab results offers providers the ability to improve care quality at the point of care with access to more comprehensive patient data while eliminating unnecessary or duplicate testing and reducing costs.  During this webinar, we will explore GaHIN’s electronic lab results services and the value that you can expect to achieve.

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

When providers send a patient out the door with a prescription, it’s difficult to know whether they will actually fill the prescription and take the drug. Data on prescription fills is one piece of information that can shed light on patient adherence as well as potential abuse of certain substances. This webinar will provide an overview of the new GaHIN medication fill history service including the data available for sharing across providers.  The value and benefits that can be achieved from this service by participating providers will be discussed along with the program’s impact on monitoring drug compliance.

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

Hear how Sandy Majors, ERH Regional Director of Operations of Physician Practices for Dorminy Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center, Irwin County Hospital and Washington County Regional Medical Center, uses GaHIN to streamline operations and improve patient care. During the webinar she discusses coordination across the continuum of care, benefits achieved in improving outcomes and lowering costs and how the HIE is integrated into their workflow. Ms. Majors has 25 years of experience in medical practice management, with oversight of revenue cycle management, day-to-day operations, ACO participation and population health. She is the current Vice-Chairman of HealtHIE Georgia and a member of the Executive Council of ERH Georgia.