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Product Purpose Appropriate for
etHIN Health Information Portal (eHIP)» Allows physicians to view clinical data from multiple healthcare systems. eHIP is a view-only system. All providers needing access to PHI for TPO
etHIN Alerts Alerts for care coordination, quality improvement and other purposes are sent to providers when their patients are admitted, discharged, or transferred to, from or within a hospital.  ENS delivers real-time alerts about a patient’s other medical encounters to providers with an existing relationship to the patient, such as a primary care provider. All providers needing information about their patient’s other medical interactions.
Full HIE Integration to Physician Electronic Medical Records System etHIN implements an HIE interface to push/pull data between the HIE and the physician’s electronic medical records (EMR) system.  Single sign-on and data integration into patient charts is available, depending on the EMR’s capabilities. Physician practices, clinics, hospitals, and others with EMR systems
Custom Message Transformation Patient data messages received by etHIN are transformed into the custom format needed by the physician’s EMR system, and then automatically pushed into the EMR. Any provider needing information notifications whose EMR system requires custom message types to integrate into patient charts or current task or inbox workflows.
Analytics and Custom Reports Receive analytics and other reports customized for your organization’s use cases or to assist with Quality, eMeasures, HEDIS, and STAR reporting to governmental and other entities. All providers needing community-wide information on their patient populations for disease management, reporting, and quality improvement purposes.
Immunization Registry (IR) and Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR)» A single interface for participants to push immunization registry updates to the TN Department of Health (TDOH), as well as sending pre-determined electronic lab reports to the TN Department of Health. Pediatricians, family practice physicians, certain physician specialists, hospitals
Image Gateway » Enables the electronic sharing of diagnostic-quality medical images between healthcare providers by caching images, making them viewable to participating etHIN providers. Lowers the cost of supporting image exchange within etHIN’s community of care. Imaging centers, hospitals, and physician practices that have image capabilities
Orders Results Matching Service Assists healthcare professionals in managing lab orders between providers and labs. System forwards test requests, matches results to appropriate patient, and returns results to ordering physician system. Physician practices, hospitals, labs
etHIN Direct SX » Secure, healthcare-only e-mail messaging system designed for the exchange of PHI and communication between participating healthcare providers and servicers. Physician practices, labs, home health, long term care, image centers, certain hospital departments, social service agencies focused on providing health-related services


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