- When a diagnosis coding or admit reason matches a coronavirus-related code, users see this on their ENS interface.
- Individual discharge alerts sent to practitioners will indicate CORONAVIRUS NOTIFICATIONS.
- Users receive a 24-hour summary file for any CORONAVIRUS NOTIFICATIONS.
This service assists providers with patient follow-up and transition of care — and continuity of care for COVID-19 and other pre-existing medical conditions.
Any of the primary ICD-10 codes currently in use to signify COVID-19, as well as text strings suggesting COVID-19 in admission/discharge/transfer (ADT) messages, will trigger alerts in this service.
HSX's collaboration with its valued ENS partner Ai (Audacious Inquiry) makes this service possible, including on the task of sorting through the evolving diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 diagnosis and exposure.
Encounter Notifications – Smart Alert
Encounter Notifications to practices and care-management teams, like new COVID cases, continue to trend down from a peak on April 24, though there are still days over the last week where the volume exceeds 100 notifications.[Note: Reports from HealthShare Exchange’s (HSX) Data Analytics and Quality department are based on trends and activity evident in data contributed by HSX provider members across the region, including parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Data shown come from clinical encounters (i.e., ADT – Admit, Discharge, Transfer HL7 messaging) and lab results sent to HSX directly from members’ electronic medical records (EMR) systems or from testing labs. Results graphed on this page are through May 19, 2020, unless otherwise noted. COVID-19 diagnoses based on ––
• COVID-19 ICD-10 code on an outpatient, ED or inpatient encounter: B97.29, B34.2, U07.1 and U07.2 (the U codes are the CDC recommended codes starting April 1, 2020).
• Positive lab results for any version of the SARS-CoV-2 test. These data totals above, aggregated for HSX-member healthcare entities, may vary from governmental or other organizations’ data sets, as HSX information is collected through health information exchange and represents activity among participating facilities based on ADT feeds and thus does not fully account for ambulatory patient activity within HSX’s medical service area.]