DHIN Receives Highmark BluePrints Grant to Support Quality of Life Initiative
Grant Supports Electronic Medical Orders Registry for Patients
DOVER, DE (May 31, 2022) — Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) recently received a $50,000 BluePrints for the Community grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware to support the Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (DMOST) form electronic registry.
Spearheaded by the Delaware Quality of Life Coalition, a collaboration between the public and hospice and palliative care professionals, the DMOST initiative is designed to improve the quality of care received at the end of life by translating patient goals and preferences into medical orders.
DHIN manages the electronic registry of DMOST forms, providing treating clinicians with secure access to this documentation, ensuring patient wishes for end-of-life care are respected across the spectrum of the healthcare delivery system.
“End-of-life care is not an easy subject, but it is important that our loved ones have the care, dignity and resources necessary to maintain their health as long as possible. The use of DMOST forms supports this while also providing valuable medical insights for our practitioners,” said Nick Moriello, president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware.
BluePrints for the Community, housed by the Delaware Community Foundation, has contributed over $22 million to the community since its inception in 2007. It was established to serve Delawareans, with emphasis on, but not limited to, the needs of the uninsured and underserved, and to reduce health care disparities in minority population and address social determinants of health.
Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of DHIN and a family practice physician, said, “We are grateful for the BluePrints for the Community grant, which will sustain registry operations for the next two years. During that time, we will continue to seek a long-term source of support to ensure patient preferences in end-of-life care continue to be respected.”
DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, was the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and nearly 100% of the state’s medical providers. More than 14 million clinical results and reports are delivered through DHIN each year. There are over three million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states. DHIN shares real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of services and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.DHIN.org and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram (@DHIN_hie).
About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves approximately 470,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmarkbcbsde.com.