Delaware Health Information Network Signs First Medical Imaging Partner: Delaware Open MRI, One of the Largest Outpatient Practices in Delaware

DOVER, DE – FEBRUARY 7, 2012 – Delaware Health Information Network, the nation’s first state-wide health information exchange, today announced that Delaware Open MRI has signed on as the first outpatient medical imaging partner in the program.

“During the last five years, hospitals, medical practices and labs from across the state have come to discover how efficient DHIN is for securely moving medical information ,” said Dr. Jan Lee, executive director of DHIN. “Delaware Open MRI is our first outpatient medical imaging partner, and we are thrilled that the company’s six locations throughout the state will be using DHIN to efficiently communicate test results to doctors and their practices.”

Delaware Open MRI, founded by a group of local radiologists in 1997, is one of the leading independent providers of outpatient diagnostic radiology services in the State of Delaware, with offices from Wilmington to Seaford.  Once on-board, Delaware Open MRI will join Bayhealth, Christiana Care, Beebe Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Lab Corp, Quest, and Doctors Pathology as DHIN data senders. 

According to Dr. Steven Edell, Administrator Director, DHIN will meet a pressing need: a reliable and secure way of providing images and reports to referring physicians.

“We are always looking for ways to improve communication with our providers,” said Edell. “One challenge is that the medical profession has so many disconnected systems for reporting and exchanging information. DHIN solves that by bringing them all together across Delaware, offering quick and efficient access to patient information and test results. It gathers all the reporting in one convenient, virtual location, which translates to better communication between professionals and better care for patients.”

Delaware Open MRI begins training on DHIN this month and anticipates going “live” with the system in May.


About TriState Imaging Group

Delaware Open MRI is part of TriState Imaging Group which owns and operates thirty-two freestanding outpatient diagnostic radiology centers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, providing High-Field MRI, Open MRI, MR Arthrography, Computed Tomography, CT Angiography, CT Colonography, Dental Scans, Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Breast Biopsies, Bone Densitometry, Digital X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, and Nuclear Medicine For more information about Delaware Open MRI visit www.tristateimaging.com.

About the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation.  Launched in 2007, today it serves more than 75% of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and 80% of the State’s medical providers.  More than 7,000,000 clinical results and reports are posted on DHIN each year– and total patient records in the system now exceed 1,000,000. For more information about DHIN visit www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220.  Please also visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie).


Testimonials

“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

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