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etHIN Establishes Connection to North Carolina HIE to Support Medical Records Exchange for Evacuees

September 14, 2018 —   On Thursday, East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) and North Carolina’s statewide health information exchange NC HealthConnex, run by the North Carolina HIE Authority (NC HIEA), finalized an emergency connection to support the medical records needs of North Carolina residents who evacuated to Tennessee to escape Hurricane Florence. etHIN and the NC HIEA began discussions Tuesday afternoon about establishing the

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etHIN Receives TN Medical Association’s 2018 Community Service Award

East Tennessee Health Information Network was honored to be chosen by the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) as a 2018 Community Service Award recipient. The awards were presented during the TMA Annual Meeting on May 5, 2018. TMA’s Community Service Awards, presented since 1976, recognize the contribution of organizations and individuals outside the medical profession who significantly advance the overall public health and well-being of their

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New Study Shows Evidence That Health Information Exchanges Improve Care, Reduce Costs

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – An updated systematic review of recent studies of health information exchanges found evidence the exchanges reduced both the cost of health care and its use.  That contrasts with an assessment published three years ago that found little such evidence. The new findings “represent progress in reaching the national goals of better-quality care, improved population health and lower costs,” said Nir Menachemi,

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Receiving Alerts Can Help Improve Patient Care and Monitoring

etHIN provides hospital and clinical information alerts to care managers and physicians Real-time alerts from etHIN are a way to stay informed about your patient’s clinical encounters that occur outside of your practice. Valuable patient information such as encounters, diagnoses, labs, hospital admissions and more can be sent to you electronically, giving you the most recent data about your patients’ wellbeing.  Receiving alerts can

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A “Win” for Health Information Exhchange? How the Patient-Centered Data Home Could Shift the Narrative

January 11, 2018 by Rajiv Leventhal Reprints Has the foundation for interoperability between HIEs been established? Thus far, more than 300,000 event notifications have been exchanged via the PCDH network, and in addition to the 17 HIEs planning to participate, SHIEC’s broader membership also includes 60 HIE organizations that manage and provide for the secure digital exchange of health data for hospitals, healthcare providers

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etHIN Participates in National Launch of SHIEC’s Patient Centered Data Home Initiative

PCDH Launch Lays Foundation for HIEs to Support Better Patient Care by Making It Possible to Deliver Patient Medical Record Alerts Across the Country East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) recently announced its participation in the official launch of the nationwide Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative. PCDH is coordinated by the health information exchange (HIE) members of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative

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New Study Finds Accessing Patient Records in the HIE Improves Quality and Operational Efficiency

Emergency Departments Reduced Length of Stay by 7% and Odds of Readmission by 4.5% when Attending Physician used the HIE to Find Patient Records A new groundbreaking study of hospital emergency departments has found that hospitals can significantly improve both the quality of care and operational efficiency when their physicians access a patient’s medical records in the Health Information Exchange (HIE). Specifically, the study

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etHIN Connects to Additional HIEs to Improve Patient Healthcare

The East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) is now connected to and sharing health information with five other Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) across state lines, completing another successful step in the Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative. The six HIEs, located in four states that are part of the I-75 corridor, are etHIN, in East Tennessee; Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information

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A Successful Milestone in the Heartland Could Advance HIE Interoperability Nationwide

December 15, 2016 – Three health information exchanges (HIEs) that are part of a larger pilot to develop and test a “Patient Centered Data Home,” hit a major milestone today and are now successfully exchanging patient health data among their systems and across state lines. The East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN), Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), and Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) reached

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