This document was prepared by a workgroup convened by GNYHA in coordination with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through a grant of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not intended as a definitive treatment of these issues but as a tool to assist hospitals and communities considering the ethical issues inherent in a pandemic.
Ethical Issues Related to Hospital Response During a Pandemic
April 12, 2006
Influenza Hospitalization Reporting
The New York State Department of Health reported that data collection for weekly influenza hospitalizations in the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) will open on October 11 for the week of October 4 through October 10. Hospitals are required to report the daily aggregate number of hospitalized patients with laboratory confirmed influenza by age...
October 9, 2020
DOH Influenza Vaccination Report Deadline Extended to June 30
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) Bureau of Immunization has extended the deadline (attached) for the Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Report in recognition of facilities’ COVID-19 response efforts. The new due date for the report is June 30. Article 28, 36, and 40 facilities are required to submit a report on the number...
June 24, 2020
DOH HERDS Flu Surveillance
GNYHA is in close communication with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the current flu season. Please see below for important updates for hospitals. DOH has begun enhanced monitoring of hospitals’ capacity to handle the increased volume of flu patients by...
January 16, 2020