Hospital ADT Notifications As Part of Your Organization’s Care Coordination and Quality Goals

In case you missed it, Audacious Inquiry hosted a webinar that explored Mapping a Road to Success with Hospital ADT Notifications As Part of Your Organization’s Care Coordination & Quality Goals.

Our featured speakers, Scott Afzal and Rob Horst, are both part of Audacious Inquiry’s executive leadership. Further, both Scott and Rob have worked with clients that run the gamut of our healthcare community and industry—from hospitals and statewide HIEs, to some of the largest integrated health systems.

From our work in the enterprise IT trenches and with dozens of teams’ technical boots on the ground with customers, we see today more than ever that providers, hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations, health plans and Medicaid MCOs can gain valuable and actionable near real-time information when patients are admitted or discharged from hospitals—using ADT notifications.

What are ADT Notifications?

ADT notifications serve as alerts that are sent when a patient is admitted to a hospital, transferred to another facility, or discharged from the hospital. These alerts notify a patient’s primary care physician and other members of the patient’s care team to ensure proper care coordination and follow-up, and to prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions and other avoidable gaps in the care continuum.

You can learn more about the value of ADT data for public health by checking out another valuable Audacious Inquiry webinar with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein.

For Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals, ADT notifications are now a critical part of CMS’ e-notification requirement under the hospital Conditions of Participation.

Webinar Recap and Audacious Inquiry’s ADT Notification Platform

The Audacious Inquiry presentation drew on firsthand experience in planning and implementing connected care and quality initiatives that enhance coordination capabilities, and help care coordinators and doctors manage the health of individuals and populations. We touched on observations about the value of ADT notifications that Audacious Inquiry has gleaned over the past decade.

The event included a demonstration of our ADT notifications platform, Encounter Notification Service® which is a connected care platform that can easily fit into the strategic care management aims of health organizations towards reduced hospital re-admissions, better outcomes for high risk populations, and improved patient satisfaction.

ENS® provides real-time notifications and clinical summaries to primary care providers, payers and other stakeholders coordinating care for patients. ENS technology sends hospital inpatient and ED admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) event notifications securely, between participating hospitals and inter-state among connected HIEs (i.e. Maryland, Delaware, and DC exchange ENS events). Since 2013, ENS has delivered over 10 million notifications, and served over 12 million subscribed patients in Florida, Utah, Delaware, and Maryland, as well as metro Philadelphia and the District of Columbia. ENS powers FLHIE’s Event Notification Service, DHIN’s Encounter Notification System, UHIN’s cHIE alerts, CRISP’s Encounter Notification System, and HSX’s Encounter Notification Service.

Audacious Inquiry also leverages a feature that allows ENS subscribers to increase utilization of a patient’s ADT data. This feature, called “Proactive Management of Patient Transitions” (PROMPT) enables care coordinators to efficiently manage their patient population and provide more timely care.

To learn more follow us on Twitter @A_INQ and visit or contact us at We also welcome you to join our upcoming webinar on December 9, 2015 on ADT Data: Value for Public Health with featured speaker and former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein.