The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)
In 2007 the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) became the first live, statewide health information network in the nation. DHIN currently serves:
- 100% of Delaware’s acute care hospitals
- 100% of Delaware’s long term care and skilled nursing facilities
- Nearly 100% of Delaware’s medical providers*
More than 14,000,000 clinical results and reports are posted on DHIN each year – and the total patient records in the system now number nearly three million, featuring patient records from all 50 states.
Over the past ten years, DHIN has proven its reliability and worth to hospitals, medical professionals and patients throughout Delaware. DHIN securely delivers fast and accurate patient information from hospitals, laboratories, and radiology facilities directly to doctors’ offices.
DHIN makes it possible to deliver higher quality medical care more quickly, and at a lower cost, using a federated data model for medical records, aggregating those records and eliminating the manual transmittal of medical data. Frequent audits confirm that the system is secure and that data is used properly.
The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) was enacted by the Delaware General Assembly in 1997 as a public-private partnership for the benefit of all citizens of Delaware to advance the creation of a statewide health information network and to address Delaware’s needs for timely, reliable and relevant health care information.
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*Provider penetration calculation reflects number of providers who make orders and are enrolled in DHIN (MD’s, OD’s, NP’s, PA’s and ED’s), and does not include healthcare care providers that do not make orders (e.g. Pathologists). Total provider list compiled from multiple sources including the Medical Society of Delaware, University of Delaware, Delaware Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation.