SUBSCRIBE                                                                                                   May 2019
eHealth Exchange's Plan to Expand
Connections Will Benefit GaHIN Members
In 2018, there were more than 2.3M queries through Georgia ConnectedCare . This included the secure exchange of patient data among five state agencies, numerous hospitals, thousands of physicians, federal agencies including DOD and VA, neighboring states and Georgia's regional health information exchanges.

The technology powering that robust network is eHealth Exchange, which GaHIN joined in 2013. Active in all 50 states, the eHealth Exchange is the largest query-based, health information network in the country. It is the principal network that connects federal agencies and non-federal organizations, allowing them to work together to improve patient care and public health.

Jay Nakashima, VP, eHealth Exchange spoke in early May at a GaHIN member meeting, providing a glimpse into what the future holds. Plans for the next year include:
  • A centralized hub that allows automatic connectivity with providers in other states
  • Joining Carequality to expand capability for data exchange
  • Streamlining the FHIR directory
  • Preparing for integration with CMS's PULSE for use during and after disasters
"When seconds and minutes matter, organizations like GaHIN provide valuable information for clinicians," Nakashima said. "Our goal is to support the mission of enabling nationwide data sharing. That means that if a patient travels for vacation or work, or to a center of excellence for care, critical healthcare information is available onsite and when the patient returns home."

Electronic Access to Lab Results - May 22 Webinar

Electronic access to lab results can save you - and your patients - time and money. This webinar will take a look at how you can use GaHIN's Georgia ConnectedCare and GeorgiaDirect to share and access that information today, as well as upcoming direct connections to two of the state's largest lab services.
 

Our June 26 th webinar will look at "How Interoperability Helps Practices Improve Patient Care and Operations." Register here.
  

GaHIN on the Go!

GaHIN's Outreach team will be exhibiting at five conferences in June, engaging with providers and medical professionals from across the state. As Georgia's state-designated Health Information Exchange (HIE), GaHIN partners with and supports several medical organizations.
 
If you're attending one of the conferences listed below, please stop by our booth, we would love to share information about our products and services with you. If you would like to engage with us prior to the conferences, visit us a t www.gahin.org or connect with us on Twitter at @GeorgiaHIE.

June 6-9

June 7-9

June 9-13

June 12-15

June 12-15