Collecting the data added to hospital’s burden, state says
By Jared Strong – Iowa Capital Dispatch
Nov. 25, 2021 12:54 pm
Guest services workers wait for arriving patients, workers and visitors April 13, 2020, at the main entrance at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. That week, UIHC received a $2 million gift from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation to help the hospital and its staff fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Gazette)
It was burdensome and unnecessary for hospitals to report the county of residence for Iowans receiving inpatient treatment for COVID-19, according to Sarah Ekstrand, a spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Public Health.
As such, the department is no longer requiring hospitals to report