HIT Regional Extension Center
Community Health Works
A Regional Center for Health Innovation
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Community Health Works serves as the Outreach and Education Technical Assistance sub-grantee for the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center, which is administered by the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine. We are working with physicians across our region to provide outreach, education, and technical assistance for practices transitioning from paper-based practices to electronic health records, as well as, practices working to achieve meaningful use incentive payment. Through this program, CHW provides HIT unbiased support services to 800 medical professionals through the 23 counties of these regions.   

CHW provides support in the selection and implementation of electronic health record systems (EHRs) as well as hardware and support services, and is working closely with the IT consulting community to operate a preferred IT consulting group that consists of screened, qualified IT consultants with extensive experience in supporting EHR based medical practices. Further, CHW is working closely with the only functional Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Central Georgia, Central Georgia Health Exchange (CGHE), to network as many providers as possible, which will allow providers to share Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) and other health information between practices and The Medical Center of Central Georgia.  

What we do:

  • Provide technical assistance to providers to assist them in reaching Meaningful Use and receiving their EHR incentive payments.
  • Offer assistance to providers regardless of where type are in the process of implementing EHR systems.
  • Work with practices that are "paper based" as well as with practices that have used EHR extensively.
  • Provide assistance in modifying and refining workflow processes to assist practices in achieving Meaningful Use of an EHR system. This may range from minor tweaks to major, step by step overhauls deepening on the practice's individual need.
  • Provide regular updates to providers regarding the ever changing requirements of healthcare reform.

Why we do what we do:

Community Health Works is your community resource for assistance in complying with many healthcare reform federal mandates. CHW is a nonprofit organization working to improve health and healthcare thoughout Georgia. We carry out this mission thorough diverse programs ranging from cancer screening and prevention programs to health education. Through out Health IT initiatives, we are able to be your communiy resource for nonbiased, vender neutral assistance in all things related to Health Information Technology. We simply believe that effectively implemented, interconnected, and utalized Health Information Technology can improve not only the healthcare delivery system, but the overall health of our community.

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