DOH Emergency Event Tracking System – NYS e-FINDS

Karen Morris and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

The attached DAL has been posted to the HCS announcing the implementation of a DOH resident tracking system for use by  hospital, nursing homes and adult care facilities during an evacuation.  The New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disasters System (NYS e-FINDS) is a secure, confidential, fast and easy-to-use system to provide real-time access to patient locations using the HCS. In an emergency, providers will affix barcoded wristbands, pre-printed with the facility name, on all their patients and residents. Multiple patient and resident locations can be updated and tracked using hand-held scanners, or paper tracking (if power and/or phones are out of service). This summer, to prepare for potential use of e-FINDS in the 2013 storm season, all NYSDOH licensed hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities will receive at least one barcode scanner and enough pre-printed bracelets to cover their maximum census during an emergency, plus a small number of bracelets to be used for training purposes. 

NYSHFA contacts: 

Nancy Leveille
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support Services
518-462-4800 ext 20 


Karen Morris
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 ext 15 

 refer to mm2013-301