Georgia Watch Health Website Launched

February 15, 2011

As the official website of Georgia Watch’s Hospital Accountability Project, www.GaHAP.org provides a breadth of information about hospitals, pricing, coverage and low-cost options for care.

Through an interactive map that allows consumers to click on their region of the state, Georgians are able to learn more about the hospitals in their community.

Included in hospital listings are links to hospital websites, including links to pages providing information about financial assistance policies, eligibility requirements and applications. In addition, the average mark-up of the hospital is listed, as are certain quality measures.

As many consumers need low-cost options for care, contact information on local community health centers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, is available on the site. Visitors can also read about key public health data, which is provided by the Partner Up! for Public Health campaign. By knowing more about their community, consumers can become more engaged and work together to solve some of the health problems that may surround them.

To help consumers stay as informed as possible, GaHAP.org also publishesinterviews with key healthcare stakeholders, community leaders and policymakers.

In addition, the site will regularly feature issue briefs on crucial topics, such as health reform, medical debt and hospital community benefits. The site also hosts all reports and white papers authored through the project, including its comprehensive Metropolitan Atlanta Hospital Accountability Project. Finally, the site will also link to relevant news and information from media outlets across Georgia, giving consumers the chance to learn what’s happening throughout the state.

Consumers are encouraged to visit regularly www.GaHAP.org as content is added weekly.

If you would like to share your story, provide feedback or suggest new information, please use the site’s “contact us” form to get in touch.

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