Patients transition from one provider or healthcare setting to another as the patients’ health care needs require. These transitions trigger Electronic Health Records to generate Admit-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) notifications that identify the patient along with important details that provide insight to an extremely complex set of care decisions being made by care teams, families and the patient.
These care decisions can benefit from the involvement of providers in active care relationships with that patient but who are not directly charged with the patient’s immediate medical need, such as the patient’s primary care physician or specialists with knowledge of the patient’s history. MiHIN’s ADT Notification Service captures the active care relationships across the health care spectrum and notifies organizations and physicians of important events in their patient’s care.
This information is essential for doctors to improve coordinated treatment, cost savings, and patient outcomes.
Building a Solution
MiHIN’s ADT Notification Service enables the push exchange of Admit-Discharge-Transfer messages to doctors, specialists, therapists and other patient-authorized providers, using each provider’s preferred electronic notification method.
MiHIN’s ADT Service uses an advanced algorithm to compare patient information from the ADT message to information provided by those who have an active care relationship with the patient. The service then pushes the ADT message to patient-authorized providers or organizations using the notification preferences in the statewide health provider directory. The recipient of the notification can then make the appropriate determination of action necessary to coordinate effective care to the patient.
Future alerts utilizing the statewide Electronic Notification Service framework include discharge summaries and reconciled medication lists. Other scenarios, such as an Emergency Department physician’s request for a patient’s attributed primary care physician’s contact information, can be addressed via the building blocks of this service, the active care relationship service and the health provider directory.