DHIN creates efficiencies for doctors, patients, practices, and those who send them clinical information.
It eliminates the need for slower and more expensive delivery methods. Most importantly, DHIN improves patient care, enhances patient privacy, and improves practice efficiency.
Delaware Health Information Network’s roots reach back to 1997 when the Delaware General Assembly enacted the organization as a public/private partnership. The objective was, and remains today, to advance the creation of a statewide health information network that addresses our state’s needs for timely, reliable and relevant health care information.
In 2007, DHIN “went live” – meaning it became the first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation. During the last five years, DHIN has developed a consistent track record for the safe and secure delivery of clinical results (lab and pathology), reports (both radiology and transcribed), and face sheets (hospital admission, discharge, and transfer data, including demographic and billing information).
Members of DHIN have access to:
- A searchable patient clinical history (including medications), available to authorized DHIN users on a “need-to-know” basis
- A web-based portal for those without an electronic health record (EHR), including auto-print functionality for paper charting
- A direct interface into the EHR with patient record-matching, for those providers with DHIN certified EHRs
DHIN saves time, improves patient care, and saves lives.
DHIN Annual Report