Tamer, Hadi. NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response. (2015). Using Health Information Exchange for Family Reunification. 2015 Annual Public Health Preparedness Summit.
This presentation given at the 2015 Annual Public Health Preparedness Summit, gives an overview of existing family reunification systems, why the New York City Emergency Patient Search (NYCEPS) workgroup recommended to leverage Health Information Exchanges (HIE), and how NYCEPS was developed. Also includes legal and privacy considerations for hospitals and healthcare facilities.