Delaware Health Information Network


“DHIN makes it very easy for us when a patient calls and says that they’ve had lab work or they’ve had imaging done, that we’re able to print that out and have that in their chart and reviewed prior to their appointment. So, it helps us out a lot in terms of time and convenience.”

Wendy Silicato, First State Gastroenterology Association

“DHIN helps me learn about new patients. I can review previous radiology, lab, and pathology reports and consults. It helps me manage the patient in practice and discuss their conditions.”

– Dr. Dyanne Westerberg, AccentCare

“I think it has saved a lot of money particularly for my practice. I’m not getting duplicate faxes sent to me and from other facilities and that’s been a huge resource in terms of time. My staff is not spending time on the phone trying to get results sent. Instead we can just log onto DHIN, verify the patient, and have access to all of that in less than 30 seconds.”

– Sherin Ibrahim-Howett, DO, Sleep and Internal Medicine – The Pearl Clinic

“The information on DHIN is so helpful to our practice. We have patients come into the office that can’t remember where they had lab/radiology work done. Utilizing the DHIN system, we log onto DHIN, type in the patient’s name and we can see where the patient had reports done. It really does help us from having to call around and track down that information.”

– Debbie McGinnes, Nurse – Bijan Sorouri, MD, PA

“On a daily basis, DHIN proves to be an useful tool with maintaining continuity of care, it’s truly made a difference in the level of care we provide.”-

Tony Knight, RN
Veterans Administration, Dover CBOC

“DHIN has been a great partner in our on-going fight against cancer. The information on DHIN supports the collective effort for finding better ways to diagnose and treat the various cancers, thus improving survival outcomes. DHIN has helped fill in the diagnostic, treatment and follow-­up gaps in order to present a complete picture of the patients’ clinical cancer journeys, which in turn, furthers the war on cancer.”

Mary Sorrell, CTR
Cancer Registry Coordinator
Christiana Care, Union Hospital

“As a primary care physician, information is vital to the delivery of patient-­‐centered care. Without accurate records, the patient-­‐physician relationship is never properly cemented. DHIN has bridged this gap by bringing clinically relevant information to providers in Delaware. Easy to access during an office visit, DHIN has provided a vital tool to all participants. The leader in health technology is DHIN -­‐ a model program that has set the example for the future.”

Teshina N. Wilson DO
Chief Medical Officer
Henrietta Johnson Medical Center

“We totally love DHIN! It is such a time saver and I can get ACCURATE information, as opposed to getting a nurse at the hospital who may not have the time for me. Sometimes it even saves me from going to the hospital to see the patient, and it saves the resident from getting unnecessary labs if they have already had them done in the hospital. We LOVE DHIN! Use it almost daily!”

Zandra Sauers, RN
Resident Care Director Emeritus at Dover

“Delaware patients and providers are lucky to have DHIN. The operational efficiencies created by the Delaware Health information Network are truly unparalleled. Where else can you go for one stop shopping for all your patients’ test results and reports? DHIN is a must have for managers looking to create operational efficiency in private practice.”

Joshua D. Vaught
Chief Executive Officer
Delaware Orthopedic Specialists

“If you can provide better care and you can use information rapidly and efficiently, DHIN’s a no-brainer because it’s essentially going to make people better and that’s ultimately what we’re trying to do.” (November 2011)

Brian P. McDonough, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
St. Francis Hospital

“DHIN has really been accepted by our providers because they see the value of getting info from multiple sources right to their desktop so they can make that informed decision.”  

David Walczak, MBA
Chief Information Officer
Bayhealth Medical Center

“DHIN is important in that it brings together in one place all of the information that is known about a patient that may have been collected across a wide range of care settings and across a wide span of time so that anything that could inform good current care of that patient is available when and where it’s needed.” 

Jan Lee, MD
Executive Director
Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)

“I think the most important currency in health care is communicating information. So, if you can communicate effectively and efficiently, it’s a valuable resource. What DHIN’s doing for us is that DHIN is getting us information that we never had access to before. If you get it from other hospitals and other providers and get it in a timely fashion, it can make a big difference.” 

Brian P. McDonough, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
St. Francis Hospital

“The Medical Society of Delaware has long supported the DHIN and recognizes the critical importance of health information exchange as a foundation to high quality and coordinated care. Ensuring that Delaware physicians have the critical information they need at their fingertips and enabling them to coordinate care across providers is a critical step toward supporting positive health outcomes and healthier Delawareans – a goal we are all working toward.” 

Mark Meister
Former Executive Director
Medical Society of Delaware

“At Nemours, we promise to do whatever it takes to help children grow up healthy and reach their full potential, and we work closely with partners around the state to achieve this promise. Our work together further strengthens Delaware’s standing as a leader in the adoption of health information technology and a model to other states regarding the value that health information exchange brings to patients and health care systems.” 

Gina Altieri
Executive Vice President

“Connecting Delaware’s nursing homes with DHIN is a critical milestone and a key component to eliminating medication errors. By enabling access to discharge summaries and other information, we can ensure seamless transitions of care for residents in these facilities. We want to ensure the right care, at the right time, at the right place, whether for those in our skilled nursing facilities, our Medicaid recipients or others in the state’s care, and we want to provide these positive outcomes in the most cost-effective manner possible.” 

Rita Landgraf
Former Secretary of Delaware Health and Social Services

“When I was Governor, the Delaware Health Information Network was just a concept. After being elected Senator, government agencies engaged with an extraordinary partnership in the health care community to make DHIN the first of its kind in the nation. Today, Delaware’s health information network achieved an important milestone with every hospital statewide ready to participate. Furthering the efforts of the DHIN will enable us to improve health care and save money all at the same time. That’s what I call a win-win for Delaware.” 

Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)

“A statewide health information exchange gives Delaware the ability to improve the quality of care while managing the cost of care. With this exchange, doctors across the state have information that enables them to make quicker and better medical judgments for people. This is the fundamental technological foundation we need to build a system of focused and managed healthcare that keeps people healthy.  The use of technology in health care is vital to improved quality and reduced costs.”

The Honorable Jack Markell
Former Governor of Delaware

“Making key clinical information available to providers that was once fractured across hospitals is no longer an obstacle for the citizens of Delaware. With all hospitals and skilled nursing facilities connecting to the nation’s first statewide health information exchange, the Delaware Health Information Network, Delaware continues to be the First State, setting the standard for information and care integration.”

Randy Gaboriault
Chair of the Delaware Health Information Network
VP and CIO of Christiana Care Health System


“DHIN helps me learn about new patients. I can review previous radiology, lab, and pathology reports and consults. It helps me manage the patient in practice and discuss their conditions.”

– Dr. Dyanne Westerberg, AccentCare

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