January 2021
GaHIN and DCH Announce 2021 Webinar Series
GaHIN and the Department of Community Health (DCH) will offer a series of eight webinars in 2021 beginning in January. The topics were selected based upon feedback from respondents to a survey concerning 2020 sessions and top picks for 2021. This year's live webinars will feature onscreen presenters.

You can register for the webinars on the DCH website and also access recordings of past webinars. The 30-minute webinars are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM.

2021 Webinars
1/27/21 - How COVID-19 Has Changed Healthcare Delivery
The medical industry has been uniquely affected by COVID-19, with providers, practices and hospitals challenged to deliver high-quality patient care while protecting their personnel and remaining financially viable. During this webinar you will hear how providers are adjusting to this new normal.
2/24/21 - The New Technology Powering Georgia ConnectedCare
During the first few months of 2021, GaHIN’s core technology will undergo a transformation. Learn about why the change was necessary, the steps in the transition process that may impact you, and what new features and strengths the technology will offer Georgia providers.
3/24/21 - The Role of Public Health in Everyday and Extraordinary Times
Public health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease,” prolonging life and improving quality of life. During COVID-19 pandemic, public health has taken on greater importance in collecting and disseminating data and addressing the spread of infectious diseases, but the daily functions around education, research and response continue. Hear about how Georgia’s public health agency, the Department of Public Health, is working to keep Georgians healthy.
4/28/21 - Telehealth – The Impact, the Opportunities and the Pitfalls
Telehealth had been gradually emerging as an important component in healthcare until COVID-19 struck. Now, rather than a mishmash of conflicting state regulations and reimbursements, there is strong direction being provided on a national level. Learn how practices are using the technology to retain patients and attract new ones.
5/26/21 - It’s Time to Fire Your Fax Machine
GeorgiaDirect secure email messaging is helping practices statewide reduce their use of fax machines, safe administrative time and improve patient privacy. This online email service is not only easy to use, but also HIPAA compliant and available at no charge to authorized providers. GeorgiaDirect offers an ideal way to securely share patient information with providers who are outside your network.
6/23/21 - Under Attack – Cybersecurity and Health IT
The number of hospitals and other healthcare organizations crippled by cyberattacks continues to rise, with the hackers getting increasingly aggressive – and successful. Phishing campaigns, mishandled health record disposals and sophisticated cyberattacks were behind some of the biggest healthcare data breaches of 2020. Learn what you can do to protect your patient data, ranging from basic staff education to installing sophisticated protection systems.
7/28/21 - Using GAMMIS to Access the Clinical Viewer
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. (Begins at 11 AM - 1 hour)
8/25/21 - COVID-19 – Where We Are Today, What the Future Holds
During this webinar we will examine the progress that has been made in addressing COVID-19 and what the future holds for healthcare providers and their patients. Stay tuned for further details as we see how 2021 unfolds.

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