[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
> 651-254-2962
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