Health Alert Network (HAN)
Oregon's Health Alert Network (HAN) connects hospitals, clinics, laboratories, public safety, EMS and many other public health partners via secure web applications that facilitate information sharing throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The system is managed by the Oregon Health Authority - Public Health Division - Health Security, Preparedness and Response Program.
Oregon's hospital capacity web system (HOSCAP) allows health care and emergency preparedness partners to share real time status data.
COVID-19 Hospital Reporting to HHS
The following letter affirms OHA's willingness to submit the HHS required data through Teletracking via HOSCAP on behalf of hospitals, similar to the previous process for submitting to NHSN. The data will be submitted daily, unless otherwise directed and required by HHS.
By submitting these data on behalf of hospitals, OHA would take responsibility for transmitting hospitals' HHS reporting data, but hospitals would remain responsible for data accuracy and for submitting daily updates into HOSCAP to meet the HHS reporting requirements. If a hospital failed to submit daily updates to HOSCAP, it would need to submit the required information to HHS directly.
Letter to Hospital Administrators
Hospitals retain responsibility for data being submitted to HHS and will not hold OHA accountable for any problems with reporting via HOSCAP.
To participate in this HOSCAP submission process, all hospitals must:
- Submit the signed agreement letter.
- Enter data for the HHS reporting fields within HOSCAP by 9 am daily.
- Ensure that the data provided is accurate and complete.
Training and Updates
Communication System Exercises
We schedule communication system exercises throughout the year to make sure our suite of communication systems are functioning well. Please share these dates with your colleagues.
Upcoming Business Hours Alerts
Dates for future exercises are being reviewed and will be posted soon.
HAN/HOSCAP Administrators User Group
The HAN/HOSCAP administrator user group webinars offer a chance to learn about the systems, discuss best practices, hear from other experts and discuss ways to improve. The typical audience are those that manage HAN and HOSCAP within their organizations.
User Groups are currently not scheduled for the remainder of 2019.
If you would like to schedule a training, review, or just have questions, contact: Nick.May@dhsoha.state.or.us.