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State Requests COVID-19 Data Be Reported through NHSN

KDHE (June 19, 2020) – This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment notified the Kansas Hospital Association they will rely on data reported through the National Healthcare Safety Network for COVID-19 reporting. KDHE uses the data to determine Remdesivir and PPE distribution; so consistent daily submission is critical. KDHE encourages hospitals to report this data to NHSN through the COVID-19 Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity Pathway module and to report on a consistent daily basis. KHA member hospitals are asked to join the Kansas Hospital Association Reporting Group in NHSN. Please contact Sally Othmer at (785) 233-7436 for the Group ID and Password. EMResource will cease collection of COVID-related data and go back to being used for situational awareness for natural disasters, emergency department incident reporting and diversions; helpful to EMS and for inter-facility transfers. This will reduce hospital’s duplicate reporting burden of COVID-19 data to multiple entities.
--Sally Othmer