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 3/20/17 - Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates Connects to GaHIN

ATLANTA, GA (Marketwired) 03/20/17 Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (AGA), one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country, has connected with the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange (HIE) that facilitates the secure exchange of patient health information among hospitals, physicians, clinicians and other members of the medical community.

"Atlanta Gastro is committed to providing our patients with the most appropriate and cost-effective healthcare available in a comfortable and compassionate setting," said (name/title), AGA. "By connecting with GaHIN, we expect to be able to more efficiently exchange information with referring physicians, reduce costs and provide our physicians with the patient information they need at the point of care."

Atlanta Gastro is now live with GaHIN's Georgia ConnectedCare product, which features a robust patient search functionality that lets providers quickly access patient health data from hospitals, physician practices, state health systems and more. This includes records such as medical history, previous diagnoses, lab tests, medications and allergies. Additionally, GaHIN provides access to Medicaid health, dental and pharmacy information managed by the Georgia Department of Community Health.

"We are pleased to welcome Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, one of the nation's leading practices, to GaHIN," said Denise Hines, executive director of GaHIN. "This connection helps facilitate the seamless and secure exchange of patient health information with Georgia's health systems, hospitals and physicians. This delivers substantial benefits for patients, referring physicians and the AGA practice."

Established in 2009, GaHIN has successfully connected members consisting of state and regional HIEs, hospital systems, physician groups and individual practitioners. The Georgia network currently has more than 23 million demographic patient records accessible to providers. GaHIN is connected to the national eHealth Exchange and is also a member of DirectTrust, which enables its members to securely exchange information nationally with other providers who are using Direct.

About Georgia Health Information Network
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a healthier Georgia by facilitating the use and secure exchange of electronic health information so providers have the information they need at the point of care. The result is improved quality of care, better health outcomes and reductions in cost. GaHIN's two products, GeorgiaDirect (powered by Medicity) and Georgia ConnectedCare (powered by Truven Health Analytics) connect providers statewide and nationally and are free for credentialed, authorized Georgia users. www.gahin.org

About Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
Established in 1976, AGA is one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of both digestive and liver diseases. Today, AGA physicians see patients in more than 40 locations conveniently located throughout Metro Atlanta, North Georgia and North Carolina. In addition, the practice operates multiple accredited endoscopy centers where most outpatient procedures are performed. www.atlantagastro.com

GaHIN media contact:
Lynn Hood
lhood@gahin.org
678-427-5040

Source: GaHIN




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