ATLANTA, GA - Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) notifications can help improve care quality, avoid hospital readmissions and improve care transitions and coordination. These automated, actionable alerts are delivered to care managers and providers in near real time, helping to ensure timely follow-up and avoid gaps along the care continuum.

GaHIN and its technology partner, Velatura Services, have recently completed ADT connections for care management organizations (CMOs) and HI-BRIDGE HIE. The private CMOs work in partnership with the Department of Community Health (DCH) to deliver healthcare services to members of Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®. Currently the three CMOs in Georgia are Amerigroup, CareSource and Peach State.

GaHIN provides care alerts from providers for these events:

  • Admitted as inpatient: When a patient is admitted as an inpatient to provider
  • Discharged from inpatient status: When a patient is discharged from inpatient status from provider
  • Transferred to another inpatient facility: When a patient is transferred to another inpatient facility from provider
  • Held on 23-hour observation: When a patient is held for observation at provider and it is not considered an ER visit
  • Treated in ER visit: When a patient is seen in the emergency room

“We are pleased with the robustness of the information being provided through these actionable ADTs,” says Denise Hines, GaHIN Executive Director. “They are delivered in a format that can be electronically ingested into the recipient’s technology system, reducing their administrative burden and ensuring easy access to this critical information that improves care quality and coordination.”

ADT alert contributors include:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Grady Health System
  • Harbin Clinic
  • HealtHIE Georgia
  • Wellstar Health System

About Georgia Health Information Network

Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a healthier Georgia by facilitating the use and secure exchange of electronic health information so providers have the information they need at the point of care. The result is improved quality of care, better health outcomes and reductions in cost. GaHIN’s two products, GeorgiaDirect (powered by Medicity) and Georgia ConnectedCare (powered by Truven Health Analytics connect providers statewide and nationally and are free for credentialed, authorized Georgia users.

Media Contact:

Lynn Hood, GaHIN,, 678-427-5040