Follow the steps in this CMS emergency preparedness checklist to make compliance simpler and more effective.
View an infographic with the results of a self-assessment where our website visitors rated their healthcare organizations’ readiness in 10 key areas of emergency preparedness planning.
Take this short self-assessment to identify the next steps you need to take to achieve best practices for hospital emergency preparedness, including compliance with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. Receive your results and resources you can use based on your current level of emergency preparedness.
The CMS emergency preparedness rule requires hospitals to cover these six critical factors in policies and procedures.
One of the fundamental changes in the requirements is the approach to risk assessment. The CMS emergency preparedness rule requires facilities to employ an all-hazards approach.
LiveProcess Emergency Manager for Emergency Preparedness Planning, Mass Notification, Real-Time Coordination and Tracking
Hospitals and health systems, ambulatory centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, and public agencies use LiveProcess Emergency Manager to prepare for and respond to disaster events and for everyday coordination.
Every service is customized based on your needs and your goals. Assess your emergency management programs based on your needs, your type of facility, metrics relevant to your organization, your locale, your coalition and your jurisdiction.
See how long-term care providers rate their readiness to comply with updated CMS emergency preparedness rule and a CMS survey. Compare your facility and learn where lie your opportunities for improvement.
Of all the elements of the CMS emergency preparedness rule, the communication plan may be the most important – and the most difficult. The CMS requires healthcare organizations to include these four vital pieces in the communication plan.
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.
Watch now a three-part video series on the CMS emergency preparedness rule exclusively for long-term care (LTC) facilities. Watch any one, two or all three videos.
Improved Emergency Management and Day-to-Day Workflow with Structured Response Messaging: Methodist Health System
In this case study, learn how a healthcare system uses structured communication for better emergency response & communication for everyday hospital communications.
With the November 15 deadline approaching, now is a good time for healthcare organizations to re-assess their compliance with the revised Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) emergency preparedness requirements.
Nursing home emergency preparedness for severe weather includes challenges such as sheltering in place, planning for power, and collaborating with community partners.
Home health agencies are expected to become compliant with the CMS emergency preparedness rule. Learn about the requirements and exceptions for home health emergency preparedness.
Find out about the CMS emergency preparedness rule for long-term (LTC) facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and more.
Widespread natural and manmade disasters challenge the ability of communities to maintain continuity of healthcare services. Learn about how regional coalitions help healthcare facilities comply with CMS emergency preparedness regulations.
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.
Hospitals are required to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment (HVA) and review it at least annually. The likelihood of each threat can help you to prioritize emergency planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
The date is set and the clock is ticking. Healthcare providers participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans must implement all emergency preparedness regulations stipulated in the CMS emergency preparedness rule by Nov. 16.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by the hospital CMS Emergency Preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. Preparation for successful hospital emergency management is complicated — but manageable.
The date is set and the clock is ticking. Healthcare providers participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans must implement all emergency preparedness regulations stipulated in the CMS emergency preparedness rule by Nov. 15.