September 2019
Celebrating National Health IT Week
The week of September 23-27 has been designated U.S. National Health IT Week, celebrating the power of information and technology to reform our health system.

What does National Health IT Week mean to you? At GaHIN, it is a reminder of our mission: to create a healthier Georgia through the use and exchange of electronic health information. GaHIN facilitates the use and secure exchange of patient health information so providers have the information they need at the point of care, resulting in improved quality of care, better health outcomes and reductions in cost.

Founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy in 2006, the weeklong celebration comprises partner-driven activities and events led by the efforts of national health stakeholders. Top issues include:
  • Advancing Public and Population Health
  • Modernizing the Public Health Infrastructure
  • Accelerating Workforce Development
  • Expanding Access to Broadband and Telehealth
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health

GaHIN is a non-profit partner of Health IT Week – you can see the full list of partners here.
GaHIN Hits the Road in October
October is a busy month for healthcare providers, with conferences scheduled across the state. Please stop by our booth and say hello if you’re attending one of these events:

DCH Fall Medicaid Fair - October 23, 2019
The Georgia Medicaid Fall Fair will be held Wednesday, October 23, at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. The opening session will highlight news from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) including an overview of current initiatives and program and policy updates. The day will feature break-out sessions focused on relevant topics for the provider community along with time for questions and answers.

To register online and for details, including the facility layout, map to the facility, parking locations, and an agenda, visit https://forms.gle/SfLGy1MaLcUWocrx7. Attendees must register to reserve a seat for each individual session selected.
GaHIN Attends Health Catalyst Conference
A few of GaHIN’s team members recently attended the 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit hosted by Health Catalyst, which provides GaHIN’s GeorgiaDirect service. This year’s focus was on “powering digital transformation in healthcare.”

The keynote speakers were engaging, and there were numerous informative breakout sessions and networking opportunities. One of the newest Summit features this year was “Braindate,” an innovative peer-to-peer learning tool which allowed attendees to connect with other attendees with similar interests. With 1,400 industry leaders and professionals in attendance this year, GaHIN’s team was able to learn, network and be inspired.

Pictured at right are Benita Bowers, GaHIN Account Executive, with Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. 

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