Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is pleased to welcome Bear MRI & Imaging Center to its network. This addition increases the amount of clinical data available in DHIN’s Community Health Record and expands the resources vital for more robust care coordination.
DHIN was the first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation, providing 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 20 distinct services, in addition to results delivery, to the healthcare community.
One of these key services is DHIN’s Community Health Record, which provides healthcare practitioners with secure and on-demand access to the clinical information they need—across time, geography and care settings—to better serve their patients.
Currently, the Community Health Record is used by nearly 11,000 practitioners, securely storing over 150-million clinical messages and results on more than three million unique patients.
“Adding Bear MRI & Imaging Center as a data sender to DHIN means more patients will benefit from having their clinical information available to the healthcare practitioners who require that information to deliver optimal care,” said DHIN Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jan Lee.
“We are very excited to join Delaware Health Information Network,” said Bear MRI & Imaging Center President Robert Baca. “DHIN was one of the first collaborative efforts of this type in the country and has helped keep patient care in Delaware on a superior level. We believe we will be adding value to the network by offering high-level imaging services—which will soon include 3-D reports.”
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).