The notification is triggered in two different ways:
1.Manual procedure. A health care representative can independently access AFAS to send an alert message to a family member.
2.Automated procedure. A change in a set of customizable parameters related to the patient automatically triggers a notification. AFAS provides the hospitals with the ability to customize trigger parameters (e.g., changes in vital signs, changes in healthcare team, location changes) and the mode of notification (phone call vs text).