DHIN Expands Its Clinical Data Pool

DOVER (March 3, 2020) – Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is pleased to welcome two new data senders to the network. The addition of Delaware Diagnostic Labs and Poplar Healthcare increases the amount of clinical data available in DHIN’s Community Health Record and expands the resources necessary for care coordination.

The first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation, DHIN provides an electronic network through which hospitals, physicians, labs and other clinical entities quickly and securely exchange clinical results and reports. Since its inception in 2007, DHIN has evolved to offer nearly twenty distinct services, in addition to results delivery, to the healthcare community.

One of those services is DHIN’s Community Health Record, which gives healthcare practitioners secure and on-demand access to the clinical information they need ̶ across time, geography and care settings ̶ to care for their patients.

To date, nearly 11,000 practitioners rely on the Community Health Record, which securely stores over 150 million clinical messages and results.

“Adding Delaware Diagnostic Labs and Poplar Healthcare as data senders to DHIN means more patients will benefit from their clinical records being available to the healthcare practitioners who need that information to render care,” said Dr. Jan Lee, DHIN’s Chief Executive Officer.

Based in Newark, Delaware Diagnostic Labs is a full-service lab providing hematology, chemistry, toxicology, immunology and virology testing.

Headquartered in Memphis, TN, Poplar Healthcare provides specialized lab testing services to a nationwide client base of gastroenterologists, dermatologists, oncologists, urologists, gynecologists and their patients through its GI Pathology, D-PATH, Oncometrix, Bostwick Laboratories and Women’s Health Laboratories divisions.

“We are pleased to participate with DHIN by providing access to anatomic and molecular pathology reports and associated data within DHIN’s Community Health Record. We share in the belief that broad access to laboratory data improves care coordination and helps reduce the overall cost of care,” stated James P. Sweeney, Poplar Healthcare’s Chief Executive Officer.

To date, DHIN has partnered with 35 data senders, including hospitals, labs, radiology firms and other health information exchanges, to provide clinical results for more than three million patients from all fifty states.

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