Atlantic General Hospital (AGH), based in Berlin, Md., recently joined the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), becoming the first acute care hospital to join a Health Information Exchange (HIE) in another state.
Through DHIN, AGH physicians involved in the care of Delaware residents will be able to see all of the previously generated medical results for that patient on the DHIN network, including pathology, laboratory and radiology results dating back as far as 2007. The physician will also be able to use the system to receive laboratory results of tests that they order for their Delaware patients.
"We're very pleased to be connected with the Delaware Health Information Exchange. About 20 percent of the patients we treat in our emergency department are from Delaware, and having access to health information from Delaware hospitals affords another level of care that we can now provide to our patients," said AGH Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Nottingham.