Using Health Information Exchange to Improve Family Reunification After a Mass Casualty Incident
Hadi, T., Paquet, C., Ullah, N., and Maldin Morgenthau, B. (2018). Using Health Information Exchange to Improve Family Reunification After a Mass Casualty Incident. Health Security. 16(6):416-421.
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.