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Event Notification Service

​Event Notification Service (ENS)

KHIE's Event Notification Service offers the ability to inform providers about specific healthcare events that have occurred with specific patients in their care for the purposes of treatment, quality improvement, and care coordination activities.

Partnering with KHIE to receive clinical event notifications about a patient's specific medical encounter can keep providers 'in the know' as their patients transition from various healthcare settings back to the practice. The use of Event Notifications to inform healthcare providers when a patient is admitted to or discharged from an Emergency Department, for example, supports care coordination activities across disparate providers.

There are three ways to receive event notifications through KHIE.

ePartnerViewer

ePartnerViewer users can set up patients within the ePartnerViewer to receive event notifications.  When a notification is received, the healthcare clinician will see the notification in the ePartnerViewer and can also see any additional clinical  information that's been shared with KHIE, such as discharge and follow-up instructions related to the patient's treatment during the encounter.

API FHIR

In this use case, Participants provide KHIE with a list of active patients for whom they want to receive notifications.  When KHIE receives information indicating a patient on the panel has had an event, KHIE sends out a notification that includes the relevant event information. 

Direct Secure Messaging

In this use case, Participants provide KHIE with a list of active patients for whom they want to receive notifications.  When KHIE receives information indicating a patient on the panel has had an event, KHIE sends a direct secure message that includes the relevant event information. 




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​Description of Event Notification Types

Hospital Admission
When a patient is admitted to a hospital

Hospital Discharge
When a patient is discharged from a hospital

Emergency Department Admission
When a patient is admitted to an Emergency Department

Emergency Department Discharge
When a patient is discharged from an Emergency Department

Hospital Readmission (other facility)
When a patient is admitted to another facility within 30 days of the last admission to a facility

Behavioral Health Admission
When a patient is admitted to a behavioral health facility

Behavioral Health Discharge
When a patient is discharged from a behavioral health facility

Overutilization
When a patient is admitted to an Emergency Department four times in a rolling 365-day period

Specialty Visit
When a patient is registered at or discharged from a specialty practice

Toxicology Screen
When a patient is admitted or discharged from an ED or hospital with a diagnosis code associated with an overdose

Result Ready for Review
When the final or corrected result report is available on a patient

Possible Positive for COVID-19
When a patient's test result is positive for COVID-19