DOVER – Real-time access to COVID-19 patient test results is essential for Delaware healthcare practitioners, and Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) is pleased to welcome its new data sender, Curative. The fledgling startup partnered with the state of Delaware last spring to ramp up testing efforts statewide and processed more than 800,000 COVID-19 tests for Delawarens.
“Curative is committed to continuously improving access to COVID-19 tests and other services aimed at ending the pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative, in a report. “We look forward to the continued partnership with the State of Delaware and Delaware Health Information Network by providing convenient and painless access to testing at no cost to patients.
“The integration of Curative as a data sender into DHIN is an important step in the continuity of care,” added Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of the Delaware Health Information Network, in the statement. Curative Joins Delaware State Laboratory and Other Private Laboratories to Submit COVID-19 Results to DHIN, Ensuring Delaware clinicians have access to this critical information for patient monitoring and care feedback. “
Unlike a routine lab test, COVID-19 tests can be conducted without the requirement of a prescription from a clinician, and as such, a patient’s doctor is unlikely to receive test results. . By adding these findings to DHIN’s community health record, healthcare professionals have secure, 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 more than 150 million messages and clinical findings.
DHIN’s 36 data senders include hospitals, laboratories, radiology companies, and other health information exchanges, providing clinical results to more than 3 million patients in all 50 states.