CMS Emergency Preparedness: Training & Testing

CMS Emergency Preparedness: Training & Testing

Emergency preparedness training and testing of your emergency plans is a crucial part of the CMS rule. Drills and exercises prepare your staff for a disaster and give your organization’s leadership the opportunity to find problems in a low-stakes setting.

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6 Ways to Build Muscle Memory for Emergency Management in Healthcare

6 Ways to Build Muscle Memory for Emergency Management in Healthcare

From Gartner’s February 2018 Market Guide for Crisis/Emergency Management Platforms (C/EMP), I identified six takeaways that I feel are especially meaningful for healthcare organizations. Specifically, here’s what I recommend you do to help ensure your staff is ready and able to use your emergency management platform in a crisis.

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Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

When CMS drafted emergency preparedness regulations, it sought to address a “patchwork of federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.” The CMS emergency preparedness rule helps put all healthcare facilities on the same page, so they can more easily coordinate communication, resources, shelter and services.

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Emergency Department Throughput: Mobile Technology for Effective Care Team Communication in Healthcare

Emergency Department Throughput: Mobile Technology for Effective Care Team Communication in Healthcare

As a healthcare technologist I’ve noticed that the common element of success is the ability to get the right resources (nurses, doctors, specialists, staff) to see the patient quickly – in other words, collaborate and communicate efficiently. And of course I think of technology to do that, and even more specifically mobile technology that goes with you where you go and fits your hospital’s processes/workflows.;

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