GA-HITREC Announces Partnership with PREMEDEX

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GA-HITREC Announces Partnership with PREMEDEX

August 1, 2012


GA-HITREC to offer Members Patient Communication Services to Aid in Care Management and Coordination of Care


ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC) announced a partnership with PREMEDEX, an Atlanta-based company that specializes in assisting providers and hospitals with engaging their patients to improve patient outcomes, drive organizational efficiency, and increase profitability.


“In the current and future state of healthcare, nothing would improve the health of our patient population or decrease healthcare costs more than having greater patient engagement in the healthcare process. PREMEDEX has a vast amount of experience with direct-to-patient communication on behalf of providers and hospitals and our partnership with them brings useful, essential tools to all constituents using the Georgia HITREC,” said Dr. Dominic Mack, Director of the GA-HITREC and Deputy Director of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). “The selection of PREMEDEX will offer providers and hospitals access to budget friendly communication services, such as turn-key programs for patient follow up post discharge or after their appointment, allowing patients to be tracked and managed to ensure patient compliance and improve outcomes. PREMEDEX serves as an extension of our organization and has the technology and human capital to interact with patients, capture feedback, assist in the coordination of care, and provide valuable insights to clients in real time.”


“We are pleased to be a partner with GA-HITREC,” said Van Willis, CEO of PREMEDEX. “We are passionate about communicating with patients and as we move to a value-based system, healthcare organizations will realize the need to engage and communicate more with their patients and other providers to drive profitability. It is clear that organizations are extremely busy dealing with patients who are in their facility, and they rarely have the resources, time, or technology to adequately extend and coordinate care beyond their facility. We are communication experts and solve this problem for them - allowing healthcare professionals to focus on patients who are in their office. We look forward to helping Georgia physicians and providers with their communication challenges.”


GA-HITREC’s mission is to be the trusted advisor to Georgia’s hospitals and providers enabling them to meaningfully use electronic health systems, improve clinical outcomes, practice efficiency and quality of care for their patients. Through its team of health IT specialists/advisors and affiliation with vetted vendor solutions, the GA-HITREC provides technical assistance and practice support throughout the state of Georgia. Through its continuing education and customer support center, we offer you access to a broad range of medical education programs and support that are both technology and practice improvement related. To learn more about the GA-HITREC, visit or call 1-877-658-1990.


PREMEDEX is an integrated healthcare data and communications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Offerings include patient callbacks, appointment reminders, and care management programs. Visit or call 678-285-3100 to learn more.

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