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Concerning rapid health information network data reporting (Rivers, Cleveland, Keiser)

Requires the department of health to require hospitals with emergency departments to submit emergency department patient care information, which must be collected, maintained, analyzed, and disseminated by the department.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
-Permits DOH, if deemed cost-effective and efficient, to contract with a private entity for data collection, maintenance, analysis, and dissemination.
-Requires both DOH and the contractor to demonstrate the ability to collect electronic data and to immediately obtain their own data and aggregate regional and statewide data.

Hearing Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5514&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)