Market Overview

DHIN and LegalShield to Launch Innovative Fraud Protection Product


New Deal to Create a "Credit Bureau Monitoring" Tool for Health

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) and LegalShield announced
that the two companies have reached an agreement to build a unique
identity theft protection product. They will couple DHIN's Health Check
Alert* with LegalShield's IDShield, giving consumers in Delaware and the
surrounding region peace of mind about the safety of their personal data
and a one-stop shop to protect their health care and personal

Through DHIN's Health Check Alert mobile messaging service, a subscriber
receives a secure text message when a medical result has been delivered
to his or her 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 near real-time alert system is based on DHIN's robust 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

"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.
This unique identity theft product from the combined efforts of
LegalShield, one of North America's leading providers of affordable
legal and identity theft plans, and DHIN will offer an added layer of
protection for subscribers through an enhanced IDShield identity theft
solution for individuals and families.

"With more ways for criminals to obtain your personal information
online—and more complex ways to cover their tracks—it's more important
than ever to protect consumers, and this partnership will help secure
incredibly sensitive health information," said Scott Grissom, VP,
Product Leadership, Marketing & Sales. "IDShield is the only identity
theft protection company armed with a team of dedicated, licensed
private investigators to restore your identity. DHIN's network and
approach for near real-time alerts perfectly complements IDShield,
creating a more comprehensive identity protection product."

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



Court Record Monitoring



Internet Monitoring

Credit Score Monitoring

SSN Skip Trace

Credit Score Tracker

Social Media Monitoring

Data Breach Notification

Password App

Emergency Assistance

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, which are typically offered to consumers after their
information has been compromised. Learn more at

* A provisional patent has been issued on DHIN's Health Check Alert
product, from an application submitted in partnership with mPulse
Mobile, the leading provider of mobile health engagement solutions.

About DHIN

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% of the state's medical providers. More than 14,000,000 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. DHIN shares real-time clinical information
to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of services and
reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about DHIN, visit or
call 302-678-0220. Please also visit us on Facebook,
LinkedIn and
Twitter (@DHIN_hie).

About LegalShield

A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal
protection, LegalShield is one of North America's leading providers of
legal safeguards and protection against identity theft for individuals,
families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company has more than
1,753,000 members that are covered by its legal and identity theft
plans. IDShield provides identity theft protection to one million
individuals. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000
businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25
per month.

LegalShield's legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of
22 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning,
financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate,
benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or
do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50
states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help
without having to worry about high hourly rates.

IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is
the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed
private investigators on call to restore a member's identity. For more
information, call press and corporate relations at 580-436-1234.

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