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Recommendations for a National Mass Patient and Evacuee Movement, Regulating, and Tracking System

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Exhibit 4.1: Suggested Priority for Linking Feeder Systems to the National System

Priority Items

Highest priority

Other hospital systems affiliated with the health information technology (Health IT) vendor involved in Phase I

Registration systems at disaster shelters

Hospital systems affiliated with other major Health IT vendors

Patient tracking systems used at the local and county level

Other hospital systems in areas that are at high risk for natural or man-made disasters

Moderate priority

Hospital systems affiliated with smaller Health IT vendors

Hospital systems with "home grown" IT systems

Nursing home systems affiliated with major Health IT vendors

Nursing home systems affiliated with smaller IT vendors

Nursing home systems with "home grown" IT systems

Home health systems

Lower priority

Institutional records systems in operation at other potential overnight facilities housing patients and evacuees, such as hotels, convention centers, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities

Institutional records systems or tracking systems used at transportation hubs and other locations where patients and evacuees would board or get off vehicles

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