What makes TIES unique

Honest Brokers

TIES is designed to support honest broker and data manager functions when assisting researchers. While researchers can access only de-identified report text and patient information, the Honest Broker role allows for certified honest brokers to securely access identified patient and report information from within the institution’s firewall. This is useful when retrieving information from systems other than TIES or when retrieving material associated with a report.

Each research study in TIES can have one or more honest brokers assigned to it. These individuals are automatically notified when an order is submitted by a researcher on that study. Honest brokers can see the corresponding PHI associated with each report in the order and can manage the order fulfillment workflow right from TIES.