Disasters and public health emergencies can have a significant impact on healthcare personnel and facilities. Plans and mitigation efforts that allow medical facilities and providers to sustain their mission, core essential functions, and services for patients already receiving care, as well as respond to potential surges in patients with space, staffing (including leadership), and equipment/supply issues are required. The goal is to ensure continuity of operations and facilitate operational and financial recovery.
With a grant from the State Office of Rural Health, this workshop is being offered at no charge for association members!
CMS Final Rule for Emergency Preparedness [2 hour]
Core Elements of CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
1. Build an emergency plan
2. Develop and maintain policies and procedures
3. Develop and maintain a communication plan
4. Develop and maintain a training and testing program
Business Continuity and Business Contingency Planning
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a similar term to Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP) more often used in the private sector that focuses on both maintaining service delivery and receiving payment for those services provided. BCP in the past often referred to computer systems but now applies to all vulnerable resources.
Introduction to Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP) [1 hour]
1. Compare and Contrast With Emergency Preparedness Plan