[Histonet] FW: Patient identifier
Webb, Dorothy L
Dorothy.L.Webb <@t> HealthPartners.Com
Mon Feb 2 09:41:23 CST 2009
I never saw the posting for this, so, am resending my response!!
> From: Webb, Dorothy L
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:08 AM
> To: 'histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
> Subject: Patient identifier
> According to the "rule" regarding 2 patient identifiers, it is our
> understanding that the 2 identifiers must be on the container label
> and in the computer system upon accessioning. When the computer
> assigns the surgical case number, all info is linked to that listed
> surgical accessioned number and your 2 or more identifiers are pulled
> up with the case. That also keeps within "HIPPA" guidelines to have
> patient information openly available when blocks or slides are sent
> out or left out in view. Otherwise, barcoding is the ideal way to
> place, view, and tie all information needed!!
> Dorothy Webb, HT
> Regions Histology Technical Supervisor
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