Event Notification System
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 and DHIN participating hospitals across the region. DHIN currently receives alerts in real time for any patient admissions, intra-facility transfers, and discharges in the state of Delaware for Delaware residents treated in Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. ENS transmits 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.
Prompt is one of the mechanisms for receiving your ENS alerts. It provides an easy to use interface that can be accessed from your web browser. Prompt allows ENS users to view and manage their patient alerts in real time. If you would like to use Prompt for your ENS alerts, contact the DHIN service desk using this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free (833) 625-6700 or (302) 480-1770 or contact your business relationship manager.
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, via On-line secure portal, direct feed, etc.)
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).