Questions often arise about the sharing of patient information and the applicability of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations during emergencies. This document details what PHI can be shared and with whom during specific types of emergency incidents, including mass casualty events, patient evacuation, and disease outbreaks.
Privacy Law and Sharing Medical Information During Emergencies
April 13, 2017
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NYC Health Care Facilities Evacuation Operations
The information provided in this document will help facilities located in New York City better understand and coordinate with New York City operations during a coastal storm response.
September 6, 2023
DOH HERDS eFINDS Usage and Training Survey
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will deploy a survey via the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) to gather information on the usage and training of the Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster Systems (eFINDS) application. This survey will go to all hospitals and nursing homes in New York State. This survey is...
August 15, 2022
Patient Evacuation Toolkit
The Patient Evacuation Toolkit contains numerous resources to support hospitals during three critical phases of patient evacuation: pre-evacuation bed-matching, the transport process, and post-transfer medical record availability. The toolkit’s resources were collaboratively developed and tested by the Patient Movement Workgroup, which met from February 2015 through December 2016. Co-led by GNYHA and the New York City...
April 14, 2017