GaHIN awarded a total of $500,000 to its members in 2019 to accelerate technology adoption and the electronic exchange of health information in Georgia. Since the Intermediary Program’s inception five years ago, 330 providers have received grants totaling $3.3 million. For 2019, 50 providers were on-boarded to GaHIN’s statewide HIE network.
Intermediaries are hospital-based and regional HIEs that have direct technical interoperable connections to GaHIN. The program is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, with the Georgia Department of Community Health passing the funds through to GaHIN to develop and execute the program.
“We are so pleased to be able to help medical practices throughout Georgia improve the quality of care they deliver with these grants,” said Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN. “Not only does having comprehensive patient information at the point of care improve care quality, it also helps to reduce costs.”