DHIN Adds to Roster of Patient-Directed Information Sharing Clients
Partnerships Enable Automated Record Retrieval for Insurance Applications and Claims
DOVER, DE (November 28, 2023) — Delaware Heath Information Network (DHIN), the First State’s health information exchange, has signed an agreement with MIB Group Holdings, Inc. (MIB) to facilitate the sharing of protected health information upon patient request. With members who represent the leading life insurance companies in North America, MIB is the third customer for DHIN’s unique third-party patient-directed delivery service.
Through this agreement, with patient consent, clients of the MIB Electronic Medical Data Service can securely retrieve clinical data from healthcare providers throughout the state of Delaware and the surrounding region. By providing additional electronic health data, DHIN will increase MIB’s ability to help its members and clients streamline the application and underwriting process for life, disability and long-term care insurance.
As the State-sanctioned provider of health information exchange services, DHIN serves as the central nervous system for healthcare data in Delaware and parts of the surrounding region, sharing real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of services and reduce the cost of healthcare. More than three million patients from all fifty states can be found in DHIN’s Master Patient Index.
“Making it easier for consumers to directly access their clinical information is critically important in today’s patient-centered healthcare environment,” said DHIN Chief Operating Officer, Randy Farmer. “DHIN is proud to work with MIB to help facilitate the sharing of clinical information for insurance underwriting purposes, both providing a service to consumers and fulfilling our mission of making health data useful.”