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Hospital ADT notifications to patient’s PCP’s EHR via Direct. Upon receipt, PCPs push patient information to the hospital

Circle Health/Lowell General Hospital EHR sends real-time ADT (Admit, Discharge, Transfer) notifications using Direct messaging technology to Primary Care Physicians’ EHRs (Cerner) within our community to help them better coordinate care for their patients.  Upon receipt of the ADT notification the PCP sends the patient’s latest progress note via Direct to the Hospital. This arrives in a hospital pool and is attached to the patient’s chart for the patient’s hospital caregivers to review.
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Project Tags
  • ADT Notifications
  • Direct Interoperability
  • direct secure messaging
  • EHR
  • interoperability
  • Interoperability
  • Patient Data
  • patient-centric
  • Primary Care
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Project Results
The notifications help reduce gaps in communication between the hospital and PCP practices while caring for their patients and provides access to clinical information from two separate facilities to provide better care for the patients. This is also helping the staff at the PCP practice book follow up appointments for patients and organize their services, creating better care coordination for high risk patients. We plan on rolling this out to all our PCP practices in the community.