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Tennessee HIO Implementing Secure Messaging

August 13, 2013
by Gabriel Perna
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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.

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