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Georgia HIE Grows by 450 Percent

January 28, 2015
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange’s (GRAChIE) network has grown by 450 percent in the past six months, according to an announcement from the HIE organization.

The organization, founded by Cerner and two major health systems, GRHealth and Navicent Health, connects nearly one million patients at 11 different healthcare facilities in Georgia. In addition to an uptick in data sources, system usage has increased 250 percent in the past six months, officials said.

"HIEs are most needed in rural areas around the country," Tara Cramer, executive director, GRAChIE System, said in a statement. "Here in Georgia, seventy miles is a very common commute for a patient in one health system. Now, no matter where the patient is, their medical records are at the provider's fingertips."

GRAChIE is designed to connect a variety of different types of healthcare organizations, from large health systems to rural critical access hospitals to small physician practices. GRAChIE uses technology from Cerner to enable it to connect different organizations to one another to electronically share information, regardless of the electronic health record (EHR) systems they use.

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