Delaware Health Information Network ~ Proud Participant in Nat’l Health IT Week 2019
DOVER, Del.—September 19, 2019—As the First State’s official health information exchange, Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is proud to again participate in U.S. National Health IT Week (September 23 – 27). This annual week of action focuses on supporting healthy communities through the application of information and technology.
System-wide adoption of health information technology is critical to comprehensive healthcare reform, improving the quality of healthcare delivery, increasing patient safety, decreasing medical errors and strengthening the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.
Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), U.S. National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally-led, market-driven initiative.
The week consists of events across the country, including U.S. National Health IT Week participants —market suppliers, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate the advantages of advancing health IT.
Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, DHIN is proud to play a part in healthcare transformation in the First State.
DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network was the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and nearly 100% of the state’s medical providers. More than 14,000,000 clinical results and reports are delivered through DHIN each year. There are over three million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states. DHIN shares real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of services and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about DHIN, visit www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram (@DHIN_hie).