Manifest MedEx Launches the California ADT Network

What You Should Know:

  • Manifest MedEx (MX), California’s largest nonprofit Qualified Health Information Organization (QHIO), is launching the California ADT Network — a no-cost, electronic ADT notification exchange — to help organizations exchange ADT data in compliance with the DxF and to substantially scale the sharing of ADT alerts across the state.
  • California hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and QHIOs participating in the DxF can now sign on to the California ADT Network to securely send and receive basic ADT notifications for free to improve patient care and help meet DxF data sharing requirements — without any requirement to join the broader MX network or access other products and data services from the QHIO, such as longitudinal patient records and claims data.

ADTs, which stand for Admission, Discharge, and Transfer notifications, are concise electronic messages typically dispatched by either a hospital or a Skilled Nursing Facility’s (SNF) electronic health record (EHR) system. These notifications serve the purpose of informing an assigned physician and care team about their patient’s movement within the healthcare system, such as admission to a care facility, discharge, or transfer to another setting. These push notifications play a crucial role in facilitating timely care coordination, thereby reducing the likelihood of avoidable hospital readmissions, enhancing patient outcomes, and mitigating overall healthcare expenses.

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