Sen. Carper Statement on Delaware Health Information Network in all Delaware Hospitals

WILMINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on the announcement that the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) has full participation from all acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in the state, along with the vast majority of Delaware providers.

“When I was Governor, the Delaware Health Information Network was just a concept. After being elected Senator, government agencies engaged with an extraordinary partnership in the health care community to make DHIN the first of its kind in the nation,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). “Today, Delaware’s health information network achieved an important milestone with every hospital statewide ready to participate. Furthering the efforts of the DHIN will enable us to improve health care and save money all at the same time. That’s what I call a win-win for Delaware.”

DHIN offers “directed” exchange of health information that enables point-to-point electronic delivery of clinical results to an ordering provider, as well as a longitudinal community health record that aggregates data across time and care settings into one comprehensive, searchable database.