The Event Notification System is built by DHIN to notify you in real time when one of your patients has an encounter at any hospital in Delaware. DHIN currently receives alerts in real time for any patient admissions, intra-facility transfers, and discharges in the state of Delaware. Using ENS, we have the ability to send alerts of these hospital events to anyone who needs to track a certain patient population. These alerts may include the hospital event type (i.e. admit, discharge, transfer), as well as additional information, such as updated patient demographics and recent prior admissions.
All hospitals in Delaware currently participate with DHIN. To view a current list of DHIN participants please go to For Data Senders.
What is Required to Sign Up?
The three main components of ENS are:
- Input of a patient list that the participant would like to track
- A definition of trigger events for alerts (ED admits, discharges, etc.)
- Mechanism for receiving alerts (Secure FTP)
Input of Patient List
DHIN needs to receive an initial upload of all patients for whom the participant is interested in receiving alerts. Following the initial upload, changes to the patient list must be submitted to DHIN on a regular basis. Examples of changes to the patient list include add patient, remove patient, and update patient’s demographics. Please use this file as a guide for submitting your patient panel:
If you would like to receive the Practice Location, or PCP affiliated with each patient on your alert summary, please indicate that information in additional columns in the patient panel (one column for each).