Our New ADT Alerts Improve High-Risk Patient Care

Admissions, discharge, transfer (ADT) Alerts let providers respond to acute medical episodes without delay.

Admission, discharge, transfer (ADT) alerts are a powerful way to improve care coordination.

These event notifications are sent when a patient in an acute care or post-acute facility is admitted, discharged, or transferred elsewhere.

While ADT Alerts are impactful, the technical hurdles for digital health platforms to leverage them at scale have been quite large.

Enter: Particle Health

Why Are ADT Alerts Important? Think Fast!

ADT Alerts capture different events - like admissions, discharges, transfers, and patient registration - that would benefit from an immediate action by a patient’s care team.

These real-time, proactive notifications supplement the expansive medical health record history from Particle’s API with additional data to streamline patient management and target improved care outcomes.

In effect, providers that act on ADT messages can support their patients when they’re needed most. ADT Alerts are pushed when they happen, unlike EHR records that are pulled upon request from a provider.

ADT messages are a new capability for Particle. Together with our existing data sources, ADT lets us deliver more information than any other clinical data solution. This is a major step forward towards our goal of fueling digital healthcare innovation rapidly and at scale. 

Traditionally, care organizations that wanted to get ADT alerts would build their own direct connections to each facility that they wanted to connect with - a prohibitively difficult exercise. 

Now, Particle has combined ADT feeds for over 10,000 facilities. By connecting to Particle you can receive HL7 ADT notifications for their patients from each of these locations - all through our familiar one-contract, one-API integration.

ADT notifications will include information about the patient, information about their health event and care facility, and the name of the treating practitioner.

How Can Your Organization Make Use of ADT Events?

Care providers find ADT Alerts especially useful for making actionable changes to hospital readmissions and health outcomes.

  1. Reduce Readmissions

Value-based care providers can use ADT Alerts to inform actions that keep their patient out of the hospital. During this high-risk time, providers will immediately move to assign a care manager and schedule relevant follow-up appointments. ADT messages lead to cost-effective care with a minimum of unnecessary or preventable treatment.

  1. Moment-to-Moment Monitoring

ADT Alerts are a unique source of intelligence into a patient’s care. Providers can learn about acute events such as a COVID hospitalization or transfer to a skilled nursing facility. Specialty providers can understand impacts from chronic and comorbid conditions as they happen. The end result is a more comprehensive picture of a patient’s health.

  1. Risk Stratification

Care organizations can update a patient’s risk level based on acute events to ensure higher touch interactions and better care outcomes. By incorporating new events accordingly, treatment providers can be sure they have the most accurate patient profile possible.

Key Results from ADT Alerts

Organizations that have implemented wide-scale ADT connectivity in the past have reported these results:

  • A primary care association of community health centers realized a 20% reduction in total patient episodes and a 15% reduction in total emergency episodes in just a few months of using ADT Alerts.
  • A risk-based medical group improved their post-discharge visit completion rate by 250% (2% to 7%) over one quarter in markets using ADT Alerts.
  • A home health, palliative, and hospice organization earned over $400,000 in revenue in just 5 months of using ADT Alerts to actively follow up with patients post-discharge.
  • A skilled nursing facility saw a 3-5 day decrease in length of stay (LOS) for their Medicare Advantage patients plus an overall 6% decrease in readmissions.
  • An independent family practice improved its hospital follow-up rate in about a year of using ADT Alerts from 1.65% to 90%, and 26% to 80% for their ED follow-up rate.
  • A provider organization reduced their 30-day hospital readmission rate for their preferred post-acute network by 24.7% and their network average LOS by 27.5%.

Why Use Particle’s ADT Offering?

We’ve made it easy for digital health companies to implement ADT Alerts in their workflow. Instead of integrating into each individual hospital system to get their ADT events, you can use Particle to aggregate over 10,000 hospital systems and care facilities within a single integration.

Submit a roster of patients to be monitored, and Particle will begin to push proactive alerts to your system right when the event occurs.

Particle is even better as your one consolidated source for event notifications and clinical data. Our ADT Alerts, combined with our existing API, allows for follow-up to retrieve additional records from an acute event all in a single integration.

Contact us to learn what integration with our ADT offering looks like!