What is HealtheConnection?

HealtheConnection is a regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) covering the 19-county area in Northeast Georgia as well as four surrounding counties in neighboring states. HealtheConnection was implemented in November 2012 to deliver real-time, relevant clinical data to clinicians at the point of care, eliminating organizational or geographic boundaries. The HIE includes patient identifiable demographic data, continuity of care documents, test results (lab, radiology, pathology, etc.), and processes for secure provider-to-provider and provider- to-patient messaging. 

In addition, HealtheConnection provides patients and their providers access to a community exchange that provides a patient-centric view of health information across the community. HealtheConnection maintains standards-based communication protocols to facilitate interaction between other HIEs and the State and National exchanges as well as security standards that meet or exceed HIPAA requirements.

Who Uses HealtheConnection?

Currently, more than 450 clinicians 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 400,000 patient records are collected and secured in the health information exchange. 

HealtheConnection delivers improved efficiency, a better coordination of care, real-time consults, and access to clinical information across multiple care providers.

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Meet Our Team

Alan Wills
Executive Director

Prior to joining the HealtheConnection team in 2013, Alan served as Associate Director of Health at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, leading the collaboration with the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center to assist primary care physicians in being meaningful users of electronic medical record. He also worked with healthcare providers in Georgia in developing health information exchanges and using technology to adopt new care delivery models that focus on patient-centered care and care coordination.

Alan has over 15 years of experience in healthcare finance and accounting and has worked in a finance executive capacity with Grady Health System, DeKalb Regional Health System and the Georgia Cancer Coalition. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

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