GaHIN recently received the prestigious Truven Health Advantage Award for Overall Achievement as well as a Truven Health Advantage Award for Strategy and Growth.
"We were thrilled to receive the Advantage Award, it's such an honor," said Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN, who was on hand to accept the award. "I was so surprised and excited when they called me back to the stage for the top award of the evening for Overall Achievement. This is a tribute to our talented team and dedicated partners who are making a difference in the health of Georgians."
The Truven Health Advantage Award program recognizes organizations in two categories-Provider and Payer-that have achieved outstanding results in building greater value in the healthcare system.
Results can include improved health and clinical outcomes, more effective consumer outreach and communications, performance and efficiency improvement, and strategy and growth. All winners used data and analytics to drive a substantial part of their results, and the achievements of Advantage Award winners are documented and quantified.
Advantage Award winners are selected by provider and payer panels that include prior winners and Truven Health subject matter experts. Each panel reviews all nominations in its class. This discussion leads to consensus on the winners - a maximum of four per panel.
Each of the two panels then identifies one nominee for the Truven Health Advantage Award for Overall Achievement. Truven Health assembles a panel of internal experts representing providers, payers and government to evaluate the two nominees. For 2016, their unanimous choice was GaHIN.