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Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Van Buren County Hospital’s Health Information Management Department is responsible for maintaining medical records for each patient we treat.

The purpose of Health Information Management is to provide a complete medical record, which documents the course of the patient’s illness and treatment during a particular episode as an inpatient or outpatient.

The medical record serves as a basis for planning and evaluating patient care and providing a means of communication between the physician and other professionals in contributing to the patient’s care.

The contents of the medical records exist in paper format prior to September 22, 2012 and in electronic format from September 22, 2012 to present. Records are in accordance with Iowa State Regulations and Van Buren County Hospital Rules and Regulations. HIPAA, Federal and State laws, determine how personal health information is accessed and used.

You have a right to request copies of your medical record.  To request a copy of your record, you are required to complete an authorization form Release of information form (PDF).  Please contact our Health Information Department at 319-293-3171 if you would like an authorization form mailed to you. Please complete all sections of the authorization form and return to the Health Information Department.

Mail to: Van Buren County Hospital
              Attention: Health Information - ROI
              304 Franklin Street
              Keosauqua, IA 52565

Fax to: 319-293-3046

Electronic records are also available to patients via MyChart. Patients who set up a MyChart account are able to see key parts of their medical record, such as medical history, current health issues, medication history, and more, all online.

If you have questions please contact Health Information at  319-293-3171.

To report a Compliance or Privacy concern or incident, use our Integrity & Compliance Line:
1-866-477-4661 or, Access code = THO

If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-319-293-8709