An e-Newsletter from the Delaware
Health Information Network
DHIN 2012 Annual Report
to Stakeholders Available
has completed its 2012
Annual Report, highlighting the accomplishments
of the last 12 months and providing a view ahead.
The year, in which DHIN celebrated its 5th anniversary
as the first and most mature health information exchange,
had many high points: 100% participation by Delaware
acute care hospitals; the delivery of more than 9
million clinical results; posting of more than 1.4
million unique patient records; and 95% enrollment
by state medical practices to name just a few. All
of the state's skilled nursing facilities are now
enrolled and have access to DHIN.
What else is new? Visit www.dhin.org/about,
and scroll down to the link "DHIN Annual Report -
2012." We think you will like what you see.
Milestone Reached as Two New Data Senders Join
the fall of 2011, data sender partnerships in DHIN
have increased by 140%, from seven to 17! That is
a rate of just under one per month. If a medical result
is generated in Delaware, there is over a 95% chance
that the result is available on DHIN.
In the fourth calendar quarter of 2012 DHIN welcomed
Diagnostic Imaging Associates, one of the largest
radiology practices in the state, with seven locations
across New Castle County, and, DHIN signed a memorandum
of agreement (MOA) with a New Jersey based lab, Medical
Laboratory Diagnostics. Med Labs is working to expand
its services to Delaware practices and regarded participation
in DHIN as integral to their business in Delaware.
For a list of all data senders including those that
joined in 2012, visit http://www.dhin.org/data-senders
DHIN Direct Available Through Allied
may have seen the news in trade media during the last
few weeks, but if you missed it, DHIN is offering
DHIN DIRECT messaging services to providers through
Company, a certified health information services provider
(HISP.) The new partnership enables existing users
to immediately begin using Allied Direct and the new
federal healthcare email system, known as the Direct
Project. In addition to existing users, hospitals
and physicians, Allied Direct and DHIN have begun
reaching out to all healthcare professionals including
pharmacies, labs, long-term care, specialists and
behavioral health professionals to create awareness
of the partnership.
Jan Lee, M.D., DHIN executive director, said in the
news release, "We are very pleased to announce our
new relationship with AlliedHIE Company and its Allied
Direct e-mail and HISP services in Delaware. We are
confident the relationship between AlliedHIE and DHIN
will energize a new growth in affordable interoperability
and information exchange by and between Delaware healthcare
professionals. Delaware remains committed to helping
advance national interoperability and the new federal
healthcare email system, the Direct Project. It's
an important next step."
here for pricing and registration information.
DHIN Gets Social (Media)
are so many new ways to learn about the exciting things
happening at DHIN. You no longer have to wait for
the next e-mail, Town Hall or e-newsletter. Follow
us on Twitter (@DHIN_HIE),
Like us on Facebook,
and join us on LinkedIn
to get the latest news and updates from DHIN. Change
comes pretty fast these days and these social media
channels provide our members with quick and easy access
to important updates from the nation's first and most
mature statewide health information exchange.