Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) launched phase one of a new health information Web site (GeorgiaHealthInfo.gov) to provide health care quality, cost and health education information.
The first phase will allow users to access Mayo Clinic health education content (prevention, wellness and disease management information), 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. Users are also able to obtain the location of and driving directions to hospitals, pharmacies and outpatient centers from their homes using a mapping function.
The second phase of the Web site will include expanded provider profile information and the addition of a decision support tool for long-term care. This phase is set to be completed by the summer of 2009.