In the wake of major disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Bombing, new guidelines and proposed requirements are aimed at seriously improving emergency preparedness in the healthcare industry.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid has proposed requirements for hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and 13 other types of healthcare providers, centered around four emergency preparedness pillars:
- Risk assessment and planning
- Policies and procedures
- Communication plans, and
- Training and testing.
Hospitals can learn a lot of lessons from some recent, high-profile emergency scenarios, which is why DRI has released a special case study report, Training for Disasters in Recovery: 6 Cases Prove Its Value. This free report details how healthcare facilities managed — or were overwhelmed by — disasters such as:
- Superstorm Sandy
- Hurricane Katrina
- The Boston Marathon Bombing
- Wildfires in the western U.S.,
- and more.
To download the report, log into your MyDRI account (or sign up for one if you haven’t yet!), then select Resources and click on Library.
Once you’ve read the report, learn more about our specialized course, Business Continuity for the Healthcare Industry, and sign up for an upcoming course!