Delaware Health Info Network reaches deal for ID theft protection product

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Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) and LegalShield reached an agreement to build an identity theft protection product.

They will couple DHIN’s Health Check Alert with LegalShield’s IDShield, giving consumers in Delaware and the surrounding region a one-stop shop to protect their healthcare and personal information.

Through DHIN’s Health Check Alert mobile messaging service, a subscriber receives a secure text message when a medical result has been delivered to the ordering physician, when a medical professional has accessed the subscriber’s medical record, or if the subscriber has been admitted to the emergency room or hospital.

If the subscriber does not recognize an alert or encounter, he or she receives instructions to notify the appropriate party to point out the result or encounter.

The alert system is based on DHIN ’s health information platform, which receives clinical results from all Delaware hospitals and commercial lab and radiology centers, as well as patient encounter information from nearly 100 hospitals in six states and the District of Columbia.

Encounter alerts notify the subscriber of the delivery of information, along with the time, date and source of the information. No specific clinical information is included in the secure texts.

“With health records selling on the black market for reportedly up to fifty times more than financial information, Health Check Alert offers greater transparency into the sharing of a patient’s healthcare information,” explained Randy Farmer, DHIN’s chief operating officer.

Subscribers will receive Health Check Alert and the full IDShield feature suite, including:

  • Court Record Monitoring
  • Credit Score Monitoring
  • Credit Score Tracker
  • Data Breach Notification
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Internet Monitoring
  • SSN Skip Trace
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Password App
  • Payday Loan Monitoring

The combined product is slated to launch in 2019, initially available to residents of Delaware and Maryland, with planned near-term expansion to the border areas of other states and the District of Columbia.

The two companies will also approach healthcare systems and insurance companies across the country, as this solution is expandable to other regions. The service can be offered in lieu of traditional credit bureau monitoring services.

DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network was the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation.Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100 percent of the state’s medical providers.More than 14 million clinical results and reports are delivered through DHIN each year. There are a total of 2.5 million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states.

More informaiton is available at www.DHIN.org

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