Delaware Health Information Network and Quest Diagnostics announced a new agreement which extends Quest’s participation as a data provider in Delaware, submitting lab results and clinical data to DHIN.
As a result of this agreement, Quest results will be made available to healthcare practitioners statewide through DHIN delivery channels and the Community Health Record’s searchable patient catalog, providing care providers with more actionable information to help improve patient outcomes.
The first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation, DHIN provides an electronic network through which hospitals, physicians, laboratories 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.
Quest serves one in three adult Americans, and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States.
“The DHIN-Quest connection solidifies the continuity of access to critical medical information relied upon by thousands of care providers and the patients they serve in Delaware and the surrounding region,” said Randy Farmer, DHIN chief operating officer. “DHIN is deeply appreciative for the continued engagement of our Quest colleagues and looks forward to working closely with Quest for many years to come.”