Delaware Open MRI Now Posting Imaging Results to the Delaware Health Information Network

DOVER, DE – September 28, 2012 – The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) today announced that Delaware Open MRI has begun posting outpatient medical imaging results to the DHIN system.

“We are very excited to have Delaware Open MRI reporting its results on our network,” said Dr. Jan Lee, executive director of DHIN. “Delaware Open MRI operates facilities throughout Delaware and serves thousands of patients each year. Now those test results will be available to the 96% of Delaware medical providers who are participating in DHIN.  Including these results on DHIN is a great benefit to Delaware providers and the patients they serve,” she said.

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. 

“We have been looking forward to participating in DHIN, said Jason Dobbs, IT Administrator, Tristate Imaging Consultants, LLC. “Reports from our Delaware facilities are being sent to the DHIN database and are now available to not only the referring physician, but to all approved hospitals and practices. Having those results on DHIN should both increase the quality and speed of patient care.  DHIN provides both ease of use and cost effectiveness while meeting government requirements for the security of patient information,” he said. “Regulations require that, within a few years, patient information must be put into a common digital format which can be securely shared for cost reduction and meaningful use. Delaware is leading the way with its health information system and we are very happy to be a part of it,” said Dobbs.

“In the five years DHIN has been operational, hospitals, medical practices and labs throughout Delaware have come to depend on DHIN’s centralized repository of medical information,” said Dr. Lee. “Delaware Open MRI is our first outpatient medical imaging partner and we are very happy that the company’s six locations in Delaware are now using DHIN to efficiently communicate test results to doctors and their practices.  Delaware Open MRI is the latest in a long list of Delaware medical facilities reporting results on the DHIN system including all Delaware acute care hospitals, Lab Corp, Quest, and Doctors Pathology as DHIN data senders,” she said.


About Delaware Open MRI

Delaware Open MRI is part of TriState Imaging Group, which owns and operates 29 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. Delaware Open MRI operates offices in Dover, Middletown, Milford, Newark, Seaford and Wilmington. For more information about Delaware Open MRI visit www.tristateimaging.com.

About the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)

The Delaware Health Information Network is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation.  Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and 96% of the State’s medical providers. More than 9,000,000 clinical results and reports are posted on DHIN each year. Total patient records in the system now exceed 1.4 million including patients from all 50 states. 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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