January 2022
GeorgiaDirect Supports 1 Million Transactions in 2021
More than one million transactions took place through GeorgiaDirect during 2021. GeorgiaDirect is GaHIN's secure email messaging service that lets providers send and receive authenticated and encrypted patient health information over the internet to other authorized and trusted recipients. GaHIN offers GeorgiaDirect at no charge to authorized, credentialed providers.

Providers use the GeorgiaDirect email service on the internet to send and receive authenticated, encrypted health information directly with other trusted recipients, both within Georgia and nationwide.

Benefits of GeorgiaDirect include:
  • Eliminates the administrative burden and costs incurred with phone calls, faxes, and couriering paper files
  • Improves coordination of care by securely sharing patient health information between providers such as referrals, treatment summaries and discharge instructions 
  • Meets interoperability requirements for health information exchange of electronic summary of care records and other patient records
  • Provides connections to public health registries

GaHIN maintains a directory with more than 5,500 GeorgiaDirect addresses on our website, which is updated monthly.
January Update on GeorgiaConnX Implementation:
Emory, Grady, CareSource Now Online
Progress continues on bringing all GaHIN members onto the new GeorgiaConnX platform. The big news for January is adding access for CareSource, Emory Healthcare and Grady Health System to query-based exchange.

At this time, the following members can query GaHIN:
  • Amerigroup
  • CareSource
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • Grady Health System
  • HI-BRIDGE HIE
  • Wellstar Health System

Even as onboarding continues, GaHIN and Velatura are moving forward with next level services and functionality including access to DCH Medicaid claim data, Transitions of Care plans, GRITS and registry reporting.

If you would like to view the current go-live status of GaHIN members, you can check the GaHIN Member Portal.

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