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Death Log

  • 1.  Death Log

    Posted 08-13-2019 13:58
    Do you still need to keep a manual death log for patient's that have passed away in your hospital?

    Thank you!

    Lonna Dodds
    Health Information Director
    Gothenburg Memorial Hospital

  • 2.  RE: Death Log

    Posted 08-14-2019 06:59
    Hi Lonna,
    I just answered your question via your message. I just now saw this post.  Short answer, I do not keep a manual log since the system has the information readily available.

    Gayla Smith

  • 3.  RE: Death Log

    Posted 08-14-2019 08:08

    To my knowledge, no requirement for a manual death log, but certainly you need the ability to run a report of all deaths, if needed for any purpose.....should be able to do this from your EMR registration system....


    Wendy Mangin, MS, RHIA

    Executive Project Director – Regulatory Compliance/Privacy Officer


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