Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) project of the Delaware Health Care Commission
To facilitate the design and implementation of an integrated, statewide health data system to support the information needs of consumers, health plans, policymakers, providers, purchasers and research to improve the quality and efficiency of health care services in Delaware
Share real-time clinical information among all health care providers (office practices, hospitals, labs, diagnostic facilities, etc.) across the state to improve patient outcomes and patient-provider relationships, while reducing service duplication and the rate of increase in health care spending.
The DHIN and its partners believe that a statewide system by which clinical information can be shared among disparate providers and consumers can only succeed if itpossesses analogous support among all stakeholders. Therefore, the following guiding principles are central to the DHIN:
- The network design must be inclusive of all stakeholders (patients, providers, insurers, employers, etc)
- The consumer/patient is in control of sharing his/her health information
- All users must "belong" to the network
- Patient health information remains where it originated (e.g. hospital, laboratory)
- There is collaboration and coordination among all who will utilize and benefit from the Utility
- The stakeholders have a shared vision of how the Utility will be developed, organized and administered.
- The stakeholders will communicate often in an efficient and effective manner
- Those who benefit from the network will share in its cost