DOVER – Real-time access to patients’ COVID-19 test results is critical to Delaware’s health care practitioners, and Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is pleased to welcome its newest data sender, Curative. The nascent startup partnered with the state of Delaware last spring to augment testing efforts statewide and has processed more than 800,000 COVID-19 tests for Delawareans.
“Curative is committed to continuously improving access to COVID-19 testing and other services targeted at ending the pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative, in a statement. “We look forward to the continued partnership with the state of Delaware and Delaware Health Information Network in providing convenient, painless access to testing at no cost to patients.”
“The on-boarding of Curative as a data sender to DHIN is an important step in the continuity of care,” added Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of Delaware Health Information Network, in the statement. “Curative joins the State of Delaware’s lab and other private labs in submitting COVID-19 results to DHIN, ensuring that Delaware clinicians have access to this critical information for patient monitoring and follow-up care.”
Unlike a routine lab test, COVID-19 tests can be directed without the requirement of a clinician’s order, and as such, a patient’s physician would likely not receive the results of the test. By adding these results to DHIN’s Community Health Record, health care practitioners have secure and on-demand access to the clinical information they need – across time, geography and care settings – to care for their patients. Nearly 11,000 practitioners rely on the Community Health Record, which securely stores over 150 million clinical messages and results.
DHIN’s 36 data senders include hospitals, labs, radiology firms and other health information exchanges, providing clinical results for more than 3 million patients from all 50 states.