The New York eHealth Collaborative has expanded Admittance, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) alerts across the state’s eight regional health information exchanges through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).
The SHIN-NY connects New York’s eight regional networks, or Qualified Entities, that allow participating healthcare professionals, with patient consent, to quickly access and securely exchange electronic health information statewide.
Prior to the expansion of the service, healthcare professionals could only subscribe to and receive alerts from other participating healthcare professionals within their Qualified Entity’s region. Now, alerts will be more comprehensive, as the status of patients across regions will be available regardless of where in the state a patient receives care.
The statewide expansion of this service enhances the SHIN-NY’s patient care coordination capabilities and creates an integral resource in improving health and care delivery, including reducing hospital readmissions, throughout the state.
Alerts allow participating SHIN-NY providers and care team members who have treating relationships to receive real-time updates about their patients. For example, a subscribing provider can receive an Admittance, Discharge, Transfer alert if their patient enters or is discharged from a hospital. This promotes timelier interventions and improved planning for a patient’s care at home or at another facility. Alerts are a core service offered free of charge to SHIN-NY participants.
“As the SHIN-NY continues to expand and advance, we’re able to better support and create opportunities for patient-centered, coordinated care,” said Valerie Grey, executive director of NYeC, the nonprofit organization designated by the state to operate the SHIN-NY, in a prepared statement. “By alerting providers and care team members to critical moments in their patients’ healthcare, this statewide system and the eight QEs continue to develop an optimal, integrated network for healthcare delivery.”
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