DHIN Teams Up with IMAT Solutions
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09 Jun Delaware Health Information Network Teams Up with IMAT Solutions to support Delaware’s State Healthcare Innovation Plan

Delaware’s Health Information Network (DHIN) has selected IMAT Solutions to support Delaware’s State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). The IMAT Enterprise Data Foundation, Medical Research and Query Builder, and Clinical Analytics and Reporting modules will be integrated as core components of the overall solution.

Delaware has been awarded a grant through the CMMI State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative to test its State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP)—which was developed with broad stakeholder input over the course of nearly two years of intense planning and collaboration. The major goal of the initiative is to improve health system performance for residents of participating states, yielding measurable improvements in the “Triple Aim” of enhancing patient experience, improving care, and lowering healthcare costs. Participants are on the leading edge of using analytics in healthcare to create a positive feedback loop of analysis, change, and review.

A central element of the Delaware plan is the development of a scorecard that will be used by payers and providers in the state to indicate the performance of primary care providers in three key areas: adherence to accepted standards of care for a set of specific conditions that have the greatest impact on overall health of Delawareans; patient experience; and healthcare cost. Adoption of this set of core metrics by payers and providers will allow them to focus attention on a manageable set of key performance indicators with the highest potential to move the state in the direction of better health and lower costs.

DHIN has selected IMAT Solutions to provide a secure system for aggregating, validating, and analyzing data from both payers and providers and presenting the results in a common scorecard user interface. IMAT will allow DHIN to rapidly capture these key metrics for its scorecard and to adjust to changing scorecard requirements, expanding network participation in the SHIP plan, and data growth over time. Additionally, DHIN will utilize the IMAT Enterprise Data Foundation module to leverage all of the data inside its Medicity Health Information Exchange platform to provide value added data services to its stakeholders.

“DHIN’s goal is to leverage all relevant data in support of the Triple Aim initiative,” said Kurt Garbe, CEO of IMAT Solutions. “IMAT will provide DHIN members with the tools necessary to deliver that reporting and more. This represents a big step towards using a data-driven approach to improve health care in Delaware.”

“DHIN has become the indispensable tool for healthcare providers in Delaware to receive clinical results and reports and look up historical information on patients under their care,” said Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of DHIN. “Just as they appreciate having only one place to go to access all the key clinical data, they now look forward to having only one place to go to view the results of their performance measures. Having one set of measures generated by IMAT and used by all payers and one place to go to view those measures will create workflow efficiencies and a unifying focus for performance improvement efforts across an entire practice, regardless of which payer a given patient may be insured with.”

About the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN)

DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100% of the State’s medical providers. More than 14,000,000 clinical results and reports are delivered through DHIN each year. Total unique patients represented in the system now exceed 2.1 million including patients from all 50 states. For more information about DHIN visit www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie)

About IMAT Solutions

IMAT Solutions was formed in 2013 to provide key innovations in data accessibility, analysis, and reporting to healthcare organizations. IMAT helps improve care, increase efficiency, and decrease cost. IMAT’s modules, built on a breakthrough analytics platform that has over 10 patents, make it a flexible solution that can be tailored to each organization’s needs.

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