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The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) was established by the Delaware General Assembly in 1997 as a public instrumentality for the benefit of all citizens of Delaware to advance the creation of a statewide health information network and to address Delaware's needs for timely, reliable and relevant health care information. Under the auspices of the Delaware Health Care Commission, DHIN adopted regulations to govern its operations and established policies and procedures to support privacy and security of patient information. DHIN went live in May 2007, becoming the first operational statewide health information exchange in the country. Since that time, DHIN expanded the types and sources of clinical information available to meet the needs of Delaware’s health care community. DHIN now delivers more than 7 million clinical results and reports each year to nearly 400 practices and health care organizations around the state. As of March 2011 more than 75% of Delaware providers were enrolled in DHIN.
In recognition of this growth and success, in 2010 the General Assembly granted DHIN legislative authority to become its own self-governing entity effective January 1, 2011.
For more information, please visit the DHIN website at dhin.org