Giving Patient Condition to Media

Wondering how others are responding to media requests for patient condition (stable, serious, critical) as a result of car accidents, etc. Do you require patient/guardian consent before releasing this bit of information (no specific diagnoses, just condition)? Also WHO from your organization provides this...the nursing department (supervisor), HIM, Public Relations, or other??

Thanks,

Marianne Dailey, RHIT, CHP, CPHQ
Director HIM & Privacy Officer
Central Peninsula Hospital
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 714-4563
mdailey@cpgh.org

Comments

  • edited May 2016
    This responsibility is in our Community Relations and Marketing department, the Director of Community Relations handles the media.

    Thank you,

    Cindi Majewski
    Medical Records Director
    United Regional
    1600 Eleventh St
    Wichita Falls, Tx 76301
    940-764-3129
    New Email address
    cmajewski@unitedregional.org

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