East Tennessee Health Information Network

Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions Through Provider Alerting

East Tennessee Health Information Network proposes to create an automated, HIPAA-compliant email alerting service to inform providers in free and low-income medical clinics and rural health departments of their patient’s hospital visits through its Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions through Provider Alerting program. These alerts will allow providers to contact patients to schedule follow-up visits, ensuring greater compliance with medications and treatment plans prescribed during hospital visits. The project will benefit low-income and uninsured persons in Trinity Health Foundation’s service area.