HC HAvBED Tracking™ integrates information from hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities to track, monitor and report bed counts and availability.
“Hospital Availability Exchange (HAVE) is a draft XML specification that allows the communication of the status of a hospital and its resources to other emergency agencies, including bed capacity and availability, emergency department status, the available service coverage, and the status of a hospital’s facility and operations.” Read more
In a disaster or emergency situation, it is important for hospitals to be able to communicate with each other and with emergency health care providers about their availability and capacity. In order to respond to emergencies or disasters with greater efficiency, hospitals across the country are implementing the real-time hospital bed availability system to assist with regional and national patient surge capacity needs.
The HC HAvBED Tracking™ application has been designed and written to perform in accordance with federal systems as outlined by Health and Human Services (HHS). Each state has been granted access to HHS to register authorized representatives to submit data to the federal system and those individuals are able to utilize HC Standard®. The bed availability information is easily updated and available during day-to-day operations and during emergency incidents.