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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Management Technology: LiveProcess streamlines emergency preparedness for Ozarks Medical Center
LiveProcess Emergency Manager enables faster communication and response times across Ozarks Medical Center’s hospital, clinics, and home healthcare providers, which serve an eight-county area across two states.
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.
Interdisciplinary healthcare teams have a primary role in improving communication, when provided with effective communication and collaboration tools. And the EHR is not the solution. Find out what is.
Learn 3 ways clinical communication and collaboration technology, such as a healthcare team communication tool, can play a substantial role in providing support to nurses.
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.
Routine labor around communication has been reduced or eliminated at Methodist Health System, Learn about the clinical communication and collaboration solution implemented for day-to-day communication and health system emergency preparedness.
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.
Adoption of hospital notification system and healthcare emergency management platform decreases response times and simplifies emergency preparedness planning for the hospital, clinics and home health care services that make up Ozarks Medical Center.
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.
Contract for emergency management system for universal employee notification and two-way coordination will extend situational awareness across PennMed hospitals, ambulatory services and home health care services
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.
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.
In this white paper you’ll learn: 8 keys to severe weather emergency preparedness planning; the importance of involving partners, suppliers and regional emergency management coalitions; why you might want a COOP for CMS emergency preparedness requirements; how severe weather fits into an all-hazards vulnerability analysis (HVA); and 3 useful tools for your incident command team.
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.
Big Emergency Management System (EMS) Results on a Small Budget: Tillamook Regional Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
Tillamook Regional Medical Center uses LiveProcess Emergency Manager as a scalable one-stop solution for emergency preparedness. Find out how and why.