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GLHC – Admit, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Notifications

In Michigan, healthcare providers and payers including Medicare have placed special emphasis on reducing 30 day hospital readmissions. Primary care physicians are offered incentives to see patients within a designated timeframe following a hospital discharge.   To facilitate the process, IT developers have created various methods of delivering them notifications of patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.  However, these messages are typically displayed using raw HL7 code, making it difficult for providers to understand critical information..  Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) in Grand Rapids, MI, partnered with hospitals across the state to normalize and format this data into a consistent and easily understood PDF document.  These notifications are near real-time and provide patient demographics; visit, provider, and discharge information (if applicable); as well as guarantor name, relationship and phone number (if available).  As one practice manager stated, “The ADT Notification process has been an invaluable tool for our office for improving patient care coordination and our post hospital visit capture ratio.”  
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Project Tags
  • 30 day readmission
  • ADT
  • ADT Notifications
  • HIE
  • Michigan
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Project Results
As of June 30, 2016 there are over 755 providers who are receiving ADT Notifications from 78 hospitals in Michigan