Health Information Technologies and Processes

Emergency Pop Up Hospitals - Access to Records for Continuity of Care and Patient Identify Standards

  • 1.  Emergency Pop Up Hospitals - Access to Records for Continuity of Care and Patient Identify Standards

    Posted 04-02-2020 15:18

    Good Afternoon my AHIMA family - I wanted to reach out as, like in Dallas and Fort Worth, many pop up hospitals are being created to accommodate the pending influx of patients.

    What are your state associations doing to help each county prop up these facilities in a way that ensures the patient's records are accessible for continuity of care? (either post discharge follow-up or transfer to a more acute setting)

    Secondly, what are your state leaders doing with regards to helping these pop up facilities ensure they are properly identifying the patient's as they arrive and properly identify the documentation?

    I think this is a void in these emergency hospitals that we as HIM Professionals can fill. I would greatly appreciate it if we could put together a collaborative approach and each state association could then communicate with those county/state leaders.

    Kind Regards and Stay Safe, 



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    Daniel Utech, MBA, RHIA, CHPS
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