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.
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.
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.
US hospitals lack collaborative competency and disaster resilience for large-scale emergency preparedness, says a two-year hospital emergency preparedness analysis by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Read this blog post to learn about collaboration and the Framework for Healthcare Disaster Resilience.
This composite account reflects actual events in hospitals affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the measures they took to ensure safety and appropriate care.
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.
In this case study, learn how LiveProcess streamlines communication for an emergency management agency and dozens of healthcare facilities across a sizeable county.
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.