Many healthcare organizations and state governments are trying to begin and maintain health information exchanges because HIEs enable patient information to freely flow across the healthcare continuum. The interoperability that HIEs offer may lead the healthcare industry to achieve preventative care and effective patient population management. In addition, a robust HIE can help physicians prepare for, diagnose and treat patients accurately and efficiently.
We link electronic medical records not only from a provider perspective but from a patient perspective as well. That is when you really start connecting the health information in a way that is meaningful in its use.
Northeast Georgia has helped coordinate the engagement regional members of the medical community to develop an effective HIE, which already /includes a medical center, two large internal medicine and multispecialty group of physicians.
Currently, more than 450 clinicians and operational staff use this technology to access information and treat patients. More than 2.9 million imaging studies have been accessed through the exchange and more than 240,000 patient records are collected in the health information exchange.
Participation in HealtheConnection comes at no cost to the patient.
MembershipWe are connected to Georgia's State Health Information Exchange (GaHIN). GaHIN is dedicated to the secure exchange of electronic health information to foster a healthier Georgia. The network’s purpose is to close the patient information gap across all care settings and to support improved quality of care, better health outcomes and cost efficiencies. To find out more visit their website.
Membership to the HealtheConnection Network is now open to all organizations with a need to send and/or receive healthcare information on behalf of patients receiving care in our region:
To GET CONNECTED to HealtheConnection call (770) 219-7400