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Access Community Wide Data Inside your EMR Using Integrated Single Sign-On with Patient in Context Lookup

Streamline Access to etHIN Data by Automating Login and Logout   Single Sign-On (SSO) with Patient in Context (PIC) lookup seamlessly enables access to a patient’s medical record in etHIN when you open the patient’s medical record in your EMR system. User authentication happens automatically in the background, keeping the patient in-context, so providers are able to see not only the patient information in

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CMS-Required Hospital Event Notifications Begin May 1, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule in May 2020, adding a new requirement to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for hospitals. The new rule requires hospitals to begin sending Event Notifications (sometimes known as Alerts) to a patient’s established Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and Post-Acute Care (PAC) Providers and Suppliers when a patient

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New CMS Rule Requires Digital Contact Information in NPPES

June 24, 2020 – The recently passed CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule mandated a centralized directory of provider electronic addresses for data exchange be published by the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) as part of the requirement to promote interoperability. The purpose of providing digital contact information is to improve interoperability and the efficiency and effectiveness of electronic health information exchange. The

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etHIN Responds to COVID-19

etHIN is actively monitoring the rapidly changing events surrounding COVID-19. We continue providing services to our Participants without interruption, making important community-wide health information quickly available to our participants, when and where the data is needed. Information from area hospitals and practices continues to flow into etHIN on a real-time basis and is available to etHIN Participants in the eHIP Clinical Viewer. New requests

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etHIN Awarded 2019 SHIEC Achievement Award for Community Partnership

August 27, 2019 — East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) was awarded the 2019 SHIEC Community Partnership Achievement Award on Tuesday, August 20, at the fifth Annual SHIEC Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The Community Partnership Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a Health information Exchange in responding to a community crisis, meeting a community need, or facilitating community action or collaboration, including Social

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First survey of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) shows health information exchanges (HIEs) provide critical national infrastructure

92 percent of the U.S. population is served by HIEs in survey results released by SHIEC at the start of 5th Annual National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland August 19-21, 2019 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ninety-two percent of the U.S. population is served by America’s health information exchanges (HIEs) who are members of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative

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New Functionality Available in the eHIP Clinical Viewer

East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) has upgraded its clinical portal to contain several new features that have been requested by the local healthcare community recently.  The upgraded portal, called eHIP Clinical Viewer, may be accessed from the etHIN.org website after completing user onboarding. New features include: Ability for users to view records from only specified data providers if desired, which helps reduce the number

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etHIN Receives Trinity Health Foundation Grant for Preventing Hospital Readmissions Program

Preventing Unnecessary Readmissions Program to Include Free and Low Income Medical Clinics Treating the Uninsured in Trinity’s Nine-County Region East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) was recently awarded a Trinity Health Foundation Phase II Small Grant for its Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions Through Provider Alerting program. Under the program, etHIN will implement an automated, HIPAA-compliant email alerting service to inform healthcare providers in free

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etHIN and Georgia Complete Connection to Support State-to-State Exchange of Health Information

KNOXVILLE, TN – October 15, 2018 – East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) today announced the recent success of an electronic connection with Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), Georgia’s statewide health information exchange (HIE). etHIN also has connections to HIEs in other states through the eHealth Exchange and the Strategic Health Information Collaborative (SHIEC) HIE-to-HIE network, Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH). “Connecting with GaHIN

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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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