Encounter Notification Service (ENS®)
The Encounter Notification Service (ENS®) provides subscribers with timely notifications about their members’ hospital encounters.
ENCOUNTER NOTIFICATION SERVICE (ENS) FAQs
How does ENS work?
How soon after an encounter is a notification sent?
The Florida HIE receives admit, discharge, transfer (ADT) messages from hospitals in near real-time and, if requested, can send notifications within moments of an encounter being recorded in the hospital’s own electronic medical record. Subscribers also have the option of receiving notifications once or twice daily in batch format.
How do I receive notifications?
Do I need to get my patient's permission?
Is there a cost for ENS?
How do I sign up for ENS?
ENS BY THE NUMBERS
Monthly ADT's Sent
Participating Data Senders
Optimize Financial Performance
ENS’s ability to improve care coordination and reduce avoidable utilization is a useful tool to achieve financial goals under value-based contracting—bundles, Accountable Care Organizations, Patient Centered Medical Home programs—or through enhancing Transitional Care Management (TCM) revenue.
Meaningful Use Compliance
Enables the automatic routing of discharge summaries from hospitals in a manner compliant with MU requirements for Transitions of Care.
Improve Care Coordination
Clinicians and care managers can receive timely ENS notifications about hospitalizations, act promptly, and direct patients to the most appropriate care settings.
Reduce Avoidable Utilization
Whether you are a Primary Care Provider who needs to know when, where, and why a patient is hospitalized, or a treating physician who needs insight into a patient’s relationships, ENS enables the necessary engagement to make proper clinical decisions and dispositions.
Improve Patient Satisfaction
ENS notifications improve communications and streamline workflows between care providers and case team managers – this leads to greater patient engagement and satisfaction.