DHIN Expands Its Clinical Data Pool with Curative
DOVER (February 10, 2021) – Real-time access to patients’ COVID-19 test results is critical to Delaware’s healthcare practitioners, and Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is pleased to welcome its newest data sender, Curative. The nascent start-up partnered with the State of Delaware last spring to augment testing efforts statewide, and to date, has processed nearly 800,000 COVID-19 tests for Delawareans.
“Curative is committed to continuously improving access to COVID-19 testing and other services targeted at ending the pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative. “We look forward to the continued partnership with the State of Delaware and Delaware Health Information Network in providing convenient, painless access to testing at no cost to patients.”
“The onboarding of Curative as a data sender to DHIN is an important step in the continuity of care,” added Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of Delaware Health Information Network. “Curative joins the State of Delaware’s lab and other private labs in submitting COVID-19 results to DHIN, ensuring that Delaware clinicians have access to this critical information for patient monitoring and follow-up care.”
Unlike a routine lab test, COVID-19 tests can be directed without the requirement of a clinician’s order, and as such, a patient’s physician would likely not receive the results of the test. By adding these results to DHIN’s Community Health Record, healthcare practitioners have secure and on-demand access to the clinical information they need ̶ across time, geography and care settings – to care for their patients. Nearly 11,000 practitioners rely on the Community Health Record, which securely stores over 150 million clinical messages and results.
DHIN’s 36 data senders include hospitals, labs, radiology firms and other health information exchanges, providing clinical results for more than three million patients from all fifty states.
Curative is a leader in on-demand public health service programs and infrastructure. From rapid, mass-scale testing for COVID-19 to other essential services, Curative partners with communities to strengthen public health services with turn-key programs, easy-to-access experiences, and scalable infrastructure, keeping people everywhere safe, healthy, and informed. Co-founded by CEO Fred Turner and comprised of a team of doctors, scientists, engineers, and health industry experts, Curative began COVID-19 testing in early March 2020 upon realizing the urgent need for test development and production in the United States. With a growing network of over 10,000 sites across 15 states and three CLIA certified, high-complexity labs, Curative provides more than 1 million COVID tests a week and is rolling out a suite of other services in partnership with major cities, states, and organizations across the U.S. For more details on Curative, please visit curative.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.