The Georgia Department of Community Health launched its new website, http://georgiahealthinfo.gov, on Dec. 19 to provide health care quality, cost and health education information.
GeorgiaHealthInfo.gov will be implemented in two phases. The first phase allows users to access Mayo Clinic health education content, cost and quality comparison data for hospitals, cost data for common outpatient procedures, cost comparisons of prescription drugs and quality rankings for health insurance plans.
The second phase, which will include expanded provider profile information and a decision support tool for long-term care, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2009.
Funding for the new web site was obtained from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services' Medicaid Transformation Grant.
To view and use the new Web site, visit http://georgiahealthinfo.gov.