Governor Carney Signs Joint Resolution Honoring DHIN’s Work
DOVER, DE ̶ May 4, 2018 ̶ A locally developed, nationally recognized health information exchange, Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) was recently honored by Governor John Carney with the signing of a joint resolution.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 54, sponsored by State Senator Brian Bushweller and State Representative Trey Paradee, recognized DHIN as an exemplary model for public-private partnerships and as a growing health information technology organization based in Kent County.
Governor Carney, who served as a member of the Health Care Commission when DHIN was established, described DHIN as both a “tremendous success and incredible tool for the healthcare community in Delaware.”
Since 2007, DHIN has provided an electronic network through which hospitals, physicians, labs and other clinical entities quickly and securely exchange clinical results and reports. Over the past decade, DHIN has evolved to offer nearly 20 products and services to a wide customer base, including healthcare providers, hospitals, Delaware Department of Public Health, health insurers and consumers.
Christiana Care CIO and SVP, Innovation and Strategic Development Randy Gaboriault, who serves as DHIN’s board chair, highlighted the key role DHIN tools and services play in helping healthcare providers to monitor at-risk patients. It’s the value of these offerings, Dr. Jan Lee, DHIN CEO, explained, that have allowed the organization to be financially self-sustaining since 2012.
Senator Tom Carper, who served as Delaware’s governor when DHIN was created, has been a stalwart supporter of the HIE since its inception. “What is Delaware famous for?” he asked. “Starting the country and DHIN.”