Reduce patient and provider frustration and improve care coordination by addressing the real challenges behind complex healthcare workflows.
Follow the steps in this CMS emergency preparedness checklist to make compliance simpler and more effective.
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.
In this eBook, learn how healthcare communication technology can provide real-time enterprise-wide situational awareness and resource orchestration to drive transformation in care delivery in your hospital or health system.
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.
New healthcare communication technology sometimes meets resistance from physicians, nurses, and other staff. Learn five key factors that increase adoption while improving care coordination and clinical workflows.
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.
Watch now. This on-demand webinar explores the most pervasive stressors in the care environment and how to improve communication.
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.
A Real-Time Health System (RTHS) is the result of a business IT strategy that prioritizes the adoption of technologies aligned with specific goals and performance metrics. We explore RTHS technology in this post.
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.
Learn the advantages of using a smartphone as part of a hospital communication system and nurse communication tool to improve nursing job satisfaction, healthcare efficiency, and collaboration while reducing nurse burnout.
Frontline nurses report feeling isolated in a crowd due to new care protocols, heavy workloads, hospital design, and new technology. Learn best practices for the use of healthcare communication technology.
Nurse staffing is a perennial issue for hospital leadership. If it were merely an issue of nurse-to-patient ratios, the problem might be easier to solve. This post looks at how to address the emotional aspects driving nurses’ stress over staffing levels.
Because stress drives nursing burnout, healthcare leaders must address factors that cause worry and fear, not just busyness. Learn about actions you can take to reduce the stress of nurses caused by concerns about workplace violence and safety.
While healthcare leadership cannot change the kinds of stresses nurses and other care providers face, you can implement technology to give your staff the tools they need to prevent FRED.
In this blog post, learn why quieter hospitals promote staff and patient well-being. Minimize overhead codes and alarms to reduce noise and improve message delivery and response time.
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.
See how healthcare transformation through real-time technologies can free nurses and other care providers from tedious, repetitive tasks, for more focus on patients.
By 2022, 50% of the unnecessary “toil” embedded in nursing and care team workflows will be reduced or eliminated through targeted automation, artificial intelligence and analytics,Gartner report finds.
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.
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.
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
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.
Changing circumstances in a healthcare delivery organization require real-time situational awareness across departments. At LiveProcess we call this agile healthcare. Learn about what it means to be an agile healthcare organization and the crucial component needed to achieve it.
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.
Emergency Department Throughput: Mobile Technology for Effective Care Team Communication in Healthcare
As a healthcare technologist I’ve noticed that the common element of success is the ability to get the right resources (nurses, doctors, specialists, staff) to see the patient quickly – in other words, collaborate and communicate efficiently. And of course I think of technology to do that, and even more specifically mobile technology that goes with you where you go and fits your hospital’s processes/workflows.;