October 13, 2005
Medical Records Available on Patients From Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Says LSU
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Louisiana State University today announced that patient medical record data at Charity and University Hospitals was not destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and has been captured and stored electronically on a system called CLincal InQuiry, CLIQ.
CLIQ patient records, which contain a major subset of clinical information on many patients, can serve as clinically valuable information to assist providers who are now caring for displaced patients of Hurricane Katrina.
The LSU Health Care Services Division, which operates Louisiana's public hospital system, is concerned about the health and continuity of care of its patients as they seek medical services elsewhere in Louisiana and other parts of the nation
"It is very important that the doctors at other facilities who have graciously taken in our patients know that these patient records are accessible," said Dr. Dwayne Thomas, CEO of the Medical Center of LA in New Orleans. "We want to do everything we can to ensure continuity of care for our patients as they seek medical services in other areas of Louisiana."
If you are a licensed medical provider seeing patients previously receiving care at the Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans, and for whom historical medical record information would be helpful in managing their care, please contact our patient medical record representative at 1-800-735-1185.
For more information please contact Marvin McGraw at 225-922- 1424.
The LSU Health Care Services Division hospital and clinic system is the largest provider of health care in Louisiana, with more than 1.2 million patient visits annually to 350 outpatient clinics, and 46,000 admissions to nine hospitals.