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Tennessee COVID-19 Notifications for Public Health Tracking and Tracing

Using Audacious Inquiry’s Encounter Notification Service (ENS), branded as ConnecTN, the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) has worked closely with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) to upload panels of confirmed COVID-19 patients to develop a series of alerts and reports to stem the outbreak. TDH is receiving both real-time and daily summary files to augment their COVID-19 response tracking. 

•	Understand Healthcare Utilization once diagnosed 
o	Real-time and daily summary inpatient and emergency department admission and discharge event notifications to track hospitalizations after initial diagnosis
o	Active Census showing which COVID-19 patients are currently in the ED, in the hospital, or have been recently discharged
•	Disease Investigation and Clinical Case Augmentation – 60-day prior events history including admit reason and diagnoses
•	Hospital Early Outbreak Detection Surveillance – Daily and historical reports monitoring trends of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (using WHO and CDC interim ICD-10 codes) and other respiratory or influenza like illness (ILI) codes 

Project Points of Contact: David Rodriguez ( and Bryan Metzger ( 
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  • #COVID
  • COVID-19
  • HIE
  • HL7
  • Interoperability
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