Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Now “Live” On the Delaware Health Information Network
Increased access to data improves care for Delaware’s pediatric population
DOVER, DE – December 18, 2012 – The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) today announced that Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington is now making clinical results available to community healthcare providers through DHIN.
In making the announcement, Dr. Jan Lee, DHIN Executive Director said “We are very excited to welcome Nemours to DHIN. Now, real-time clinical information, including the results of all patient tests conducted at the duPont Hospital for Children, are posted on the Network. That ensures providers will have the most up-to-date clinical information and will improve the quality and safety of care provided to Delaware’s children.”
Launched in 2007, DHIN has grown to include 97% of Delaware’s health care providers who have access to a wide array of medical information from hospitals, laboratories, medical imaging providers and pharmacies. More than nine million clinical results and reports are posted on DHIN each year.
“Nemours has been leveraging health information technology for more than a decade to improve the quality of care for Delaware’s kids,” said Stephen Lawless, MD, MBA, Vice President for Quality and Safety at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. “Making clinical information available through DHIN enhances communication among our clinicians, our referring physicians and our patients and families.”
With the recent addition of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital set to begin sending data within weeks, all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals are now participating on the Delaware Health Information Network.
“In the last five years, hospitals, medical practices and laboratories throughout Delaware have come to depend on DHIN’s interactive database of medical information,” said Dr. Lee. “It is clearly improving patient care by providing timely and reliable patient medical information and has reduced costs by eliminating duplicate testing. DHIN also provides medical specialists a comprehensive view of the patient upon referral from his/her primary physician, which saves time and improves efficiency” she said.
Nemours (NAH-mors) is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. du Pont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.Nemours.org.
About the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)
The Delaware Health Information Network is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and 97% of the State’s medical providers*. More than 9,000,000 clinical results and reports are posted on DHIN each year. Total patient records in the system now exceed 1.4 million including patients from all 50 states. For more information about DHIN visit www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie).
*Provider penetration calculation reflects the number of providers who make orders and are enrolled in DHIN (MD’s, OD’s, NP’s, PA’s and ED’s). It does not include healthcare providers that do not make orders (e.g. Pathologists). Total provider list compiled from multiple sources including the Medical Society of Delaware, University of Delaware, Delaware Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation.
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