An e-Newsletter from the Delaware Health Information Network

DHIN 2012 Annual Report to Stakeholders Available

DHIN 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, 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

Since 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

DHIN Direct Available Through Allied

You 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 AlliedHIE 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."

Please click here for pricing and registration information.

DHIN Gets Social (Media)

There 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.


DHIN members can still enjoy a FREE trial membership in DHIN's Medication History program through February 6, 2013. After the trial period, those practices and hospitals already enrolled from the trial will have the option to move to a year-long subscription at a discounted rate. The new program can help healthcare providers track patient prescriptions by summarizing up to 12 months of a patient's filled prescription medication, including drug strength, quantity, prescribing provider, fill date, refill date and name of the pharmacy. Click here to learn more about this free trial offer.

The DHIN Sign-Off Club

A hearty "thank you!" to the below organizations that "signed-off" on DHIN as the exclusive provider of results in December 2012. Organizations that have completed their sign-off have met all the requirements for full participation in, and to receive the full benefits of, DHIN.

  • Nephrology Consultants PA
  • Delaware Pain and Spine Center
  • Internal Medicine of Limestone
  • Surgical Associates PA
  • Family Medicine of Smyrna Clayton
  • David Larned MD
  • Delaware Orthopedic Specialist
  • Greenville Medical Center
  • First State Foot and Ankle LLC

As of December 31, 2012, 313 ordering practices or 67% have signed-off on DHIN as their source for medical results. That is up from 204 ordering practices or 49% as of the end of 2011. Is your practice signed-off on DHIN? Contact your DHIN relationship manager to find out how your practice can leverage the full benefits of your DHIN enrollment.

Save the Date:
DHIN Town Hall

Want to keep up with all the DHIN news and changes first-hand? Join us on the monthly DHIN Town Hall, a conference call report to our stakeholders. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. You may join the meeting in the DHIN conference room (107 Wolf Creek Boulevard, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19901) or dial in to hear the DHIN updates being delivered and provide your comment. Call-in toll number (US/Canada):
1-408-792-6300. Access code: 573 296 990. Please click here for more information. We hope you will join us.