How We Work
etHIN provides a secure Health Information Exchange (HIE) technology platform to its Community of Care. This secure solution replaces traditional modes of sharing medical records such as faxing, calling, mailing, patient pick-up, and couriers. etHIN gives authorized providers immediate access to patients’ records from providers across the community, including hospitals and other physicians.
Most of the major hospital systems in the region are now participating in the network, as well as several of the largest physicians’ groups. New participants are being added regularly, and expansion efforts continue to include more providers of healthcare services. Data sources targeted include physicians’ practices, major independent laboratories, and radiology practices. etHIN is working to coordinate information from home healthcare services and long-term care facilities as well.