CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

By Anne Sweeney | 9/12/17 11:00 AM

September is National Preparedness Month, and while it typically speaks to families and home life,bigstock--135665363.jpg we see it as an opportunity to talk about the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. Especially with the November 16th deadline approaching.

We know you’ve been working all year to ensure your organization is compliant with CMS’s new standards. At HospitalPORTAL, we want to help as much as we can. So as you enter the final stretch, here is a checklist we’ve put together for you to ensure you meet the standards. 

Facilities affected by this rule are Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs), Hospices, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs), All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Transplant Centers, Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF/IID), Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs) Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services, Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs), Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities.

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Are You Protected From Ransomware Attacks?

By Jason Oshita | 11/29/16 11:00 AM

Ransomware targets users of all kind, from home users, businesses, organizations, and more. If this bigstock-Computer-Labtop-Display-Icon-F-109263626.jpg
malware threat infects your practice, the results can be destructive. From education to prevention training, there are many ways to keep these attacks at bay.

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Is your hospital's intranet optimized for Emergency Response?

By George Ciesielski | 3/8/13 1:34 PM

Incident Command System CommunicationWhen an emergency is underway where will your employees turn for information and guidance?  Your intranet!  The question is does your organization’s intranet site effectively disseminate    the information that the staff needs to properly handle an emergency or disaster?

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