In The Know

The Regional HIE Should be Your First Stop for Interop

By Don Lee, Vice President at Algonquin – Connecting Healthcare One of the biggest hurdles to Health Care interoperability is that there are so many people working on Health Care interoperability. Every IT department in every practice group and hospital is spending time on it. They’re all “rolling their own”, and it isn’t sustainable. The answer of course is collaboration, but there are lots

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HIE Access for Pharmacists – Benefits and Barriers

January 12, 2016 Knoxville community pharmacist Boldin uses East Tennessee Health Information Network every day Community pharmacists don’t necessarily know when their patients are admitted to the hospital. They don’t have universal access to patients’ labs. If patients use multiple pharmacies, community pharmacists may not have a complete list of their medications. These pieces of information, however, are crucial to patient safety and outcomes

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The Importance of Connected Healthcare

Dr. Jack Lacey, Chief Medical Officer University of Tennessee Medical Center As a practicing physician, access to the most complete patient data possible in real time is key. This helps me make the best decisions with my patients and gives them the best care outcomes. A connected, informed healthcare system is safer, more effective, and less costly overall than any other way of providing

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etHIN is National Health IT Week Partner

This October, East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) — as a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare —is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week.  National Health IT Week is the premier event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. “One

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etHIN’s Positive Impact to Your Bottom Line

In the upcoming year, healthcare providers will face increased scrutiny of their coding practices as well as the continued reduction of reimbursement from Medicare and other third-party payers. Many practices are already experiencing problems in these areas, including management of reimbursement denials due to late filing and/or duplication of services, and increased expense relating to supporting medical necessity and correct medical coding. etHIN provides

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East Tennessee Health Information Network Introduces Image Gateway

Knoxville, Tenn. – East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) introduces Image Gateway, a first-of-its-kind system for exchanging patient images that is specific to the East Tennessee healthcare community. Image Gateway is a feature within the Virtual Health Record (VHR) that has the capability to save time for providers by allowing immediate access to recent and prior imaging studies from connected external PACS.  It may

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etHIN Helps Hospital Meet MU Deadline

How one hospital fast-tracked MU Vendor, HIE support critical to success By Bernie Monegain, Editor Bernie Monegain is the Editor of Healthcare IT News. Bernie covers hospitals and IDNs, industry trends and is responsible for overall coverage decisions.   CROSSVILLE, TN | July 7, 2014   Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., wanted to

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Leigh Sterling Elected to Healtheway Board of Directors

etHIN Director to Help Guide Ongoing Development of National Health Information Network KNOXVILLE, TN – April 15, 2014 – The East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) announced that Executive Director Leigh Sterling has been elected to serve on the Board of Healtheway, Inc., the organization charged with operational support of the nationwide eHealth Exchange. Sterling joins healthcare leaders from across the United States in the endeavor

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etHIN Selects DataMotion as HISP Provider for Direct Secure Messaging Product

KNOXVILLE, TN – August 13, 2013 – East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) announced today that it has selected DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), an innovative health information service provider (HISP) with more than 14 years of experience in secure data delivery, to provide etHIN’s Direct secure messaging service.  etHIN is adding DataMotion Direct to its suite of product offerings as a service that enables secure provider-to-provider exchange of electronic healthcare information (EHI) among its

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