CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist

CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist

CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist Follow these steps to make CMS emergency preparedness compliance simpler and more effective When it comes to emergency preparedness, CMS surveyors expect hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers to be...
All-Hazards Risk Assessment: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

All-Hazards Risk Assessment: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Original publication date: April 3 2017. Updated January 15, 2019 This post continues our blog series on how to comply with the CMS emergency preparedness rule (PDF), specifically the requirement to use an all-hazards approach to risk assessment. CMS requires an...
Workplace Violence in Hospitals: 10 Steps to Preparedness

Workplace Violence in Hospitals: 10 Steps to Preparedness

A Thanksgiving-week shooting at a Chicago hospital provided a sad reminder that an active shooter incident can happen anytime and anywhere. A staff member at Mercy Hospital told the New York Times about the struggle to evacuate patients during the event: “You had to...

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule | Self-Assessment Quiz

Take this short self-assessment to identify the next steps you need to take to achieve readiness for the CMS emergency preparedness rule. We’ll email your results and suggest resources you can use based on your current level of emergency preparedness. Email this to a...
CMS Emergency Preparedness: Training & Testing

CMS Emergency Preparedness: Training & Testing

Original publication date: May 26, 2017. Updated September 21, 2018. Emergency preparedness plans that seem great on paper can fall apart in practice. That’s why a crucial part of the CMS emergency preparedness rule is training and testing. Drills and exercises...
Healthcare Team Communication Tools to Reduce Nurse Burnout

Healthcare Team Communication Tools to Reduce Nurse Burnout

From EMRs to Internet-enabled medical devices, for many years healthcare IT development focused on the needs of physicians, reveals a Global eHealth Executive Council research brief. “Nurses’ needs, interests and perspectives were often overlooked or minimized by IT...
CMS Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

CMS Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

Disasters that cross regional boundaries were a primary driver for updates to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) emergency preparedness rule. As part of its initial statement of purpose, CMS named widespread natural and manmade disasters — ranging from...
Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) drafted emergency preparedness regulations, one of their stated goals was to address the “patchwork of federal, state, and local laws and guidelines” for emergency planning. The CMS emergency preparedness rule...
8 Tips for Severe Weather Emergency Planning for Hospitals

8 Tips for Severe Weather Emergency Planning for Hospitals

Hospital preparedness for a severe weather emergency helps your facility provide the healthcare services your community and patients need during a natural disaster. Depending on your region, your hospital or health system may need to plan for severe weather...
Preparing Your Hospital for a Severe Weather Emergency

Preparing Your Hospital for a Severe Weather Emergency

Preparing Your Hospital for a Severe Weather Emergency How to put a severe weather emergency management plan in place now Severe weather emergency preparedness is essential to ensure continuity of operations for hospitals during hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, storm...
CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: What You Need to Know Now

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: What You Need to Know Now

On November 16, 2016, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put into effect new emergency preparedness regulations for healthcare facilities. All Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers — including diverse types of facilities including...
Start Here: Hospital CMS Emergency Preparedness

Start Here: Hospital CMS Emergency Preparedness

You may be feeling overwhelmed by the hospital CMS Emergency Preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers issued last year. CMS expects all healthcare providers affected by the CMS emergency preparedness rule to comply by...
Are You Ready for the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule?

Are You Ready for the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule?

The date is set and the clock is ticking. Healthcare providers participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans must implement all regulations stipulated in the CMS emergency preparedness final rule by Nov. 15. The impact of the CMS emergency...

Checklist: Responding to Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Checklist: How to Respond to Workplace Violence in Hospitals and Healthcare LiveProcess enables healthcare organizations to prepare for and effectively respond to any situation, including an active shooter, by: Offering multiple ways to mobilize hospital staff, law...
LiveProcess Emergency Management for Healthcare Systems

LiveProcess Emergency Management for Healthcare Systems

LiveProcess Emergency Management for Healthcare Systems It’s not enough for clinicians and support staff to work in concert throughout the hospital; true synchronicity must begin at the top of the organization and be embraced across the enterprise. In healthcare,...