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.
Use this checklist to learn essential steps to take before an active shooter or other violent situation occurs in your hospital or healthcare facility, and how to respond in a workplace violence event.
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.
When this U.S. hospital was hit by a ransomware attack, they were prepared with the LiveProcess emergency management system already in place. LiveProcess remained fully functional and accessible, even when other systems failed.
The season for hurricanes, wildfires approaches. As you develop your severe weather emergency preparedness capabilities, consider these eight hospital emergency planning tips.
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.