November/December 2020
Providers Leveraging GaHIN for State Alzheimer's Registry Submission
The Emory Memory Clinic and Grady Health System are now using GaHIN’s Georgia ConnectedCare Registry Gateway to submit data to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia State Registry (ADRD). Albany Memory Assessment Clinic at Phoebe Putney Health and Augusta University Health connected to the ADRD Registry earlier in 2020.
The Georgia Department of Public Health launched the ADRD Registry in 2014 to collect data on Georgia's aging population that could be used to influence health care resources, funding and research. Submitting data through GaHIN streamlines the submission process.
Over 130,000 Georgians of all ages are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. With the general population aging, this number is expected to increase to about 190,000 in the next decade – an increase of approximately 46%.
This is one of several state registries that are benefiting from connectivity with GaHIN. Other registries include the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS), eLabs Submission (via SendSS Gateway ~ State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System), the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry and the Birth Defects Registry.

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