Tennessee HIO Implementing Secure Messaging | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Tennessee HIO Implementing Secure Messaging

August 13, 2013
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

The East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) is implementing a solution to enable secure direct provider-to-provider messaging exchange of electronic health information, through DataMotion (Morristown, N.J.), the organization announced recently.

etHIN, a non-profit, regional Health Information Organization (HIO), is looking to spur exchange among local physicians, clinics, diagnostic centers, hospitals and other point-of-care facilities in  the17-county area of middle East Tennessee. This covers more than 1.2 million patients, 2,500 physicians, and 4,500 hospital beds, as well as 11 hospital systems.

The healthcare industry is working diligently towards major transformational efficiencies by moving from traditional, labor intensive fax or paper-based processes to automated electronic ones,” etHIN Executive Director Leigh Sterling, said in a statement. “ Information sharing is a key factor to improving patient care, and the addition of DataMotion Direct to our current HIE (health information exchange) technology toolkit will help us facilitate yet another cost effective method of information exchange within our strongly committed Community of Care."  

In October of 2012, DataMotion launchednew software aiming to allow healthcare industry organizations to integrate with the Direct Project.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More



Trump will Nominate Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Position

Just a day after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cerner inked their $10 billion EHR (electronic health record) deal, President Trump said he would be nominating Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for the permanent position.

ONC Names API Server Showdown Stage 2 Winner

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named 1UpHealth as the Stage 2 winner of the “Secure API Server Showdown” challenge.

EHNAC Developing Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

To align with the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a nonprofit standards development organization and accrediting body, is working with other organizations to establish a new Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program.

Lawmakers Demand New VA CIO, Citing “Malign Neglect” on EHR Project

A group of Democratic federal lawmakers, five senators and six members of Congress, are calling out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for what they call “malign neglect” in the agency’s efforts to achieve electronic health record (EHR) modernization.

Medical Record Access Proves Costly for Some Patients, GAO Report Finds

Federal law requires healthcare providers to give patients access to their medical records, but according to a new GAO report, some patients believe they’re being charged too much to access their records.

Parkland’s Innovation Bridge Takes ‘Genius Bar’ Approach to Digital Health Apps

Taking inspiration from the Apple Genius Bar and Ochsner Health System’s O Bar, the Dallas-based Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation in collaboration with Parkland Health & Hospital System has opened an “Innovation Bridge” to assist patients with health-related apps.