Baltimore, February 18, 2014 – Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a health information policy and technology company, has entered into an agreement with Utah Health Information Network (UHIN), to implement Ai’s proprietary solution and leading connected care health IT platform, Encounter Notification Service® (ENS®). ENS provides notifications to inform providers of care that hospitalizations are taking place for their patients. Specifically, ENS sends hospital admit, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications in real-time, securely and reliably, from every hospital for UHIN’s ENS service area. ENS will be a new service UHIN will be able to make available to its participating healthcare entities.
UHIN, founded in 1993, is a nonprofit coalition of healthcare providers, payers, state government and other stakeholders that have come together to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality and access for the community by enabling providers, payers and patients to exchange information electronically. Over the past 20 years UHIN has evolved into one of the most mature statewide health information exchanges in the country.
“ENS is the product of two basic insights we have gained in the last five years of work with HIEs,” said Christopher Brandt, Founder and Managing Partner of Ai. “First is that the basic demographic feeds which many HIEs have established with facilities throughout their service area are undervalued and include lots of impactful information. Second is that patient matching—master data management—is one of the most important things an HIE does, if one does it well. The solution capitalizes on these insights to put actionable information in the hands of the right caregiver at exactly the right time.”
Teresa Rivera, UHIN President said,“We are pleased to be working with Ai and their experienced team to implement both of these important HIE services: a great MPI and the Encounter Notification Service. We believe that leveraging Ai experience will shorten our time to market significantly.”
ENS can send secure alerts in several ways, including, via a secure web services connection, via Direct secure messaging technology, or via the ENS PROMPT user interface. ENS can rapidly drive measurable clinical improvements in quality and outcomes, and can be integral to initiatives around population health, transitions of care, and reduction of readmissions. Since its commercial launch, ENS has over 10 million hospital encounter notificationsdistributed securely to HIE organization subscribers across Florida (FL HIE, AHCA), Utah (UHIN, cHIE), Delaware (DHIN), and Maryland (CRISP), as well as metro Philadelphia (HSX of Southeastern PA) and the District of Columbia. Please click here for more details.
Audacious Inquiry (Ai) is a health information technology and policy company that provides bold solutions for connected healthcare. Ai’s industry-shaping technology offers efficient and cost-effective solutions for care coordination; their nationally-recognized team-members provide tactful strategic consulting, and their services rethink how health information is shared, managed, leveraged, and protected.