Collecting the data added to hospital’s burden, state says

By Jared Strong – Iowa Capital Dispatch

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

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