DHINCast

DHIN

The DHINCast is a new podcast by the Delaware Health Information Network that will help listeners learn and hear about news and changes in the world of Health Information Exchange. Join hosts Garrett Murawski and Michael MacDonald, both Business Relationship Managers for the DHIN as they have conversations with guests regarding new developments in the healthcare industry and the Health Information Exchange field as it continues to evolve. About DHIN: DHIN creates efficiencies for doctors, patients, practices, and those who send them clinical information. It eliminates the need for slower and more expensive delivery methods. Most importantly, DHIN improves patient care, enhances patient privacy, and improves practice efficiency. Delaware Health Information Network’s roots reach back to 1997 when the Delaware General Assembly enacted the organization as a public/private partnership. The objective was, and remains today, to advance the creation of a statewide health information network that addresses our state’s needs for timely, reliable and relevant health care information. In 2007, DHIN “went live” – meaning it became the first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation. Through the years, DHIN has developed a consistent track record for the safe and secure delivery of clinical results (lab and pathology), reports (both radiology and transcribed), and face sheets (hospital admission, discharge, and transfer data, including demographic and billing information).

Episode 5 - A Conversation with Bayhealth with Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann and Dr. John Fink
Dec 18 2020
Episode 5 - A Conversation with Bayhealth with Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann and Dr. John Fink
In our 5th episode of the DHINCast, we have a conversation with two very important people from Bayhealth Medical Center: Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann and Dr. John Fink. We discuss the Covid-19 Pandemic and how it has impacted our community and how Bayhealth is helping to lead the fight against the virus in Delaware, the recent opening of Bayhealth's new campus in Milford and the history of the relationship between DHIN and Bayhealth and how we are working together to help the providers of our state provide better care for their patients.About Our GuestsDr. Jonathan Kaufmann serves the Chief Medical Information Officer at Bayhealth. His area of focus is the intersection of medicine and technology and he is passionate about using technology to improve the patient and clinical professional experience in the health care setting. At the same time, he believes we can improve clinical outcomes and drive waste and cost out of the system using technology. Dr. Kaufmann earned his BA with Honors degree with distinction in History and a BA in Biology from the University of Delaware. He went on to study medicine and earn his D.O. at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His Internal Medicine residency was completed at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE. After completion of his residency, he moved to Honolulu, HI to work at The Queen's Health System. There he served as a hospitalist and associate professor of Medicine for the John A Burns School of Medicine. He went on to become an Assistant Medical Director for his group of 50 hospitalists, the Medical Director for Medical Informatics and eventually to CMIO. He is a Board Certified Internist with a subspecialty in Clinical Informatics. He still practices Hospital medicine at Bayhealth.Dr. John Fink is the Vice President for Quality and Medical Affairs at Bayhealth Medical Center.  He has served central Delaware as a family physician and member of the medical staff of Bayhealth since coming to Delaware in 2000 with the United States Air Force.  Dr. Fink is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety from the Jefferson University School of Population Health.  Throughout his career, Dr. Fink has been intimately involved with quality improvement projects at the clinics, private offices, hospitals and nursing homes where he has worked.  Among his many responsibilities at Bayhealth are the Medical Directorship of Bayhealth Medical Group and leadership of the Epic Ambulatory project since its launch in 2014.  Most recently he has been a physician champion for the development of Bayhealth’s telemedicine platform, which began over a year ago and has accelerated quickly through the current pandemic. www.bayhealth.orgwww.dhin.orgPlease signup for DHIN's Health Check Connect at
DHINCast COVID-19 Special Part 2 with Dr. Rick Hong, Delaware Division of Public Health
Jun 16 2020
DHINCast COVID-19 Special Part 2 with Dr. Rick Hong, Delaware Division of Public Health
In this special important episode of the DHINCast, we are again joined by Dr. Rick Hong from the State of Delaware Division of Public Health for a follow up meeting from our March 25th podcast to discuss the current COVID-19 crisis that is affecting our community.  Here Dr. Hong tells us how to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of the COVID-19 virus and how we can work together to help halt its spread as well as what to expect during the Phase transitions for opening our community.  Also Dr. Hong helps to explain Contact Tracing as well as where we stand on the status of a COVID vaccine for the public.Rick Hong, MDState Medical DirectorDr. Rick Hong has been part of Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) team since 2005 as the Office of Preparedness Medical Director. In this role, he has provided medical expertise to fulfill the mission of statewide healthcare preparedness in the setting of mass-casualty incidents, including chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear, traumatic, and natural hazards; served as the Medical Director of the Delaware Medical Reserve Corp; acted as the Medical Liaison Officer in the Incident Command of the State Health Operations Center, and has chaired the Delaware Ethics Advisory Group.Dr. Hong also has been an attending emergency medicine physician at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, since 2007, establishing the Division of EMS/Disaster Medicine to focus on the expansion of its role regionally and state-wide. He has served in a variety of key leadership functions in Emergency Department/Health System/EMS and local/regional emergency management and was the Director of Special Projects and Operations within the Center of Urgent and Emergent Services (CUES), as well as the first Program Director of the ACGME-accredited EMS Fellowship and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.In November 2018, he was appointed as the State Medical Director of DPH, bringing his expertise in healthcare logistics and operations, EMS and emergency preparedness, and public health to expand his responsibilities of protecting the public and the healthcare infrastructure from critical threats.Dr. Hong is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and in Emergency Medical Services, completing his Emergency Medicine Residency at Cooper University Hospital and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Economics in Health Care Management and Policy from the Wharton School.
DHINCast COVID-19 Special with Dr. Rick Hong, Delaware Division of Public Health
Mar 26 2020
DHINCast COVID-19 Special with Dr. Rick Hong, Delaware Division of Public Health
In this special important episode of the DHINCast, we are joined by Dr. Rick Hong from the State of Delaware Division of Public Health to discuss the current COVID-19 crisis that is affecting our community.  Here Dr. Hong tells us how to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of the COVID-19 virus and how we can work together to help halt its spread.Rick Hong, MDState Medical DirectorDr. Rick Hong has been part of Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) team since 2005 as the Office of Preparedness Medical Director. In this role, he has provided medical expertise to fulfill the mission of statewide healthcare preparedness in the setting of mass-casualty incidents, including chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear, traumatic, and natural hazards; served as the Medical Director of the Delaware Medical Reserve Corp; acted as the Medical Liaison Officer in the Incident Command of the State Health Operations Center, and has chaired the Delaware Ethics Advisory Group.Dr. Hong also has been an attending emergency medicine physician at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, since 2007, establishing the Division of EMS/Disaster Medicine to focus on the expansion of its role regionally and state-wide. He has served in a variety of key leadership functions in Emergency Department/Health System/EMS and local/regional emergency management and was the Director of Special Projects and Operations within the Center of Urgent and Emergent Services (CUES), as well as the first Program Director of the ACGME-accredited EMS Fellowship and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.In November 2018, he was appointed as the State Medical Director of DPH, bringing his expertise in healthcare logistics and operations, EMS and emergency preparedness, and public health to expand his responsibilities of protecting the public and the healthcare infrastructure from critical threats.Dr. Hong is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and in Emergency Medical Services, completing his Emergency Medicine Residency at Cooper University Hospital and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Economics in Health Care Management and Policy from the Wharton School.