Communication Committee

Communication Committee Membership

  • Kathryn Cheek, MD; Chair, Columbus
  • Natalie Lane, MD; Augusta
  • Barbara Menchan, MD; Columbus
  • Jeffeory White, MD; Dalton

Sub Committee Membership

  • Theresia Edgar, GaHIN
  • Denise Hines, GaHIN
  • Catherine Ivy, DCH
  • Pam Matthews, GaHIN
  • Shane Savage, MD; Amerigroup

Communication Committee Goals

Goal Description
– Continue participation with Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) to increase access to data by physicians with data quality and consistency
  • Improvement on “PHIC Top Priorities” list
  • Communicate with the providers the ADT alerts are live
  • Continue Cross-over Sessions
– Continue participation with Department of Public Health
– Continue participation with Department of Community Health
– Add a Foster Parent/Family to the Committee on an ad hoc basis as an advisor (as we get further along)
– Possibility of National Speaker by Virtual Webinar at Committee Meetings
– Continue to partner with Resilient Georgia
– Discuss the EmPath Model
– Facilitate the dissemination of the learning cards from Resilient Georgia
– Assist in the development/dissemination of an improvement plan to educate providers regarding the responsibilities of the first physician to see an Amerigroup/foster care patient to ensure proper care going forward for the patient.
– Collaborate with Quality Improvement Committee to disseminate the Asthma Project results throughout the state. 
Communication Committee Access