When situational awareness informs the actions of the healthcare team, patient care is more efficient and responsive. Learn how situational awareness applies to hospital operations every day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physician Pager Replacement, Hospital Notification, and Disaster Management With One Communication Tool: Duncan Regional Hospital
Physician paging and disaster communications both require reaching people quickly and reliably. This case study explores how one hospital uses its disaster management system for tornadoes and wildfires for physician paging too.
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.
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.
This composite account reflects actual events in hospitals affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the measures they took to ensure safety and appropriate care.
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.
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.
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.