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The updated standards focus on collaboration between health care providers and emergency management officials in the community.

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Orlando Regional Medical Center has turned the June 2016 nightclub shooting into an opportunity to help other hospitals and communities prepare for, and recover from, mass casualty events.

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Affected providers will be exempt from reporting provisions of the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, and Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program.

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Two free online simulations help health care providers improve decision-making skills during infectious disease outbreaks and public health emergencies.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal agencies have released several resources to help health care providers prepare for and respond to disasters.

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The online course provides an overview of disaster preparedness and skills to gauge compliance with emergency preparedness requirements that go into effect on Nov. 15.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to hospitals and health care facilities in Federal Emergency Management Agency–designated major disaster counties.

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The deadline for Medicare- and Medicaid-providers and suppliers to meet applicable requirements of the rule, including training and testing, is Nov. 15.

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The challenge asks organizations to share how they use the National Health Security Preparedness Index to advance health security and disaster preparedness.

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The deadline for meeting all applicable requirements of the rule is Nov. 15; CMS will host a provider conference call on April 27 to review the rule.

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The 90-minute webinar will focus on training hospital epidemiologists in the interpersonal skills necessary to handle an infectious disease outbreak.

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Fifteen patients affected by the "Chimney Tops 2" fire in Tenn. were taken to the ED at University of Tennessee Medical Center, the area's only level I trauma center.

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The CMS FAQ answers questions about new regulatory requirements to ensure health care facilities are ready for disasters and public health emergencies.

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In the final rule, CMS sets forth national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to ensure health care facilities are prepared during emergencies.

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On July 25, two teenagers were killed and at least 16 other people were injured in the second mass shooting in Florida this summer.

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The new guidance reinforces the importance of compliance with HIPAA to prevent and recover from cyber threats.

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Orlando Regional Medical Center, Central Florida’s only level I trauma center, treated nearly 50 victims of the largest mass shooting in the United States.

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New hospital resource offers examples of ways to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria and outlines CDC's core elements of stewardship programs.

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The new provisions include updated sprinkler requirements and increased flexibility to allow for facility modernization. Hospitals and other health care facilities must comply with the regulations by July 3.

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Select laboratories nationally will have access to new diagnostic tool that enables providers to determine with one test, rather than three, whether a patient is infected with chikungunya, dengue, or Zika.

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Just added: CDC interim guidance for management of survivors of Ebola Virus disease in U.S. health care settings

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Near or far away from the big game, essential hospitals stand ready to treat Super Bowl fans.

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Week-long annual event will engage stakeholders in discussion and education about antibiotic stewardship in inpatient, outpatient, and animal health settings.

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Travelers from Liberia will no longer be screened upon entry. CDC recommends providers continue screening patients who have traveled from Liberia for symptoms of Ebola and other infectious diseases.

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Event, open to all providers, will focus on coordinating efforts in the fight against the increasing number of potentially life-threatening germs that resist drugs created to treat them.

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Vital Signs report recommends collaboration between public health departments and health care facilities to stop antibiotic resistance, promote infection control.

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New York's Bellevue Hospital Center to join Emory University and University of Nebraska Medical Center in collaboration with federal agencies.

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Interactive map tracks real-time weather along with locations of Medicare patients who rely on electrically powered medical equipment.

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The ASPR TRACIE features emergency preparedness resources, one-on-one technical support, and an online forum to share user-developed templates, plans, and other materials.

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Staff from Ebola assessment hospitals will learn how to prepare facilities and staff to receive, isolate, and care for patients being evaluated for Ebola.

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Three association members were among nine groups of grantees that will receive funding to sustain preparedness for treating patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.

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CDC guidance covers evaluation criteria, infection control information for MERS-CoV. Criteria include fever, pneumonia, recent travel to the Arabian Peninsula or South Korea.

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The plan serves as a guide for federal departments and agencies to combat the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Funding is included in the president's proposed FY 2016 budget.

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Slow week for health care work as Department of Homeland Security funding demands lawmakers' attention

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Grants will support Ebola preparedness activities at hospitals, fund regional networks for Ebola patient care, and create pathogen treatment centers nationally

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Cleveland's MetroHealth System and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit share their experiences dealing with the 2013-2014 Polar Vortex.

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Training videos help ED personnel identify, triage, and briefly manage the care of patients who may have Ebola or any highly infectious disease.

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At Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, older staff are teaching younger docs with no measles experience how to recognize symptoms.

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Guidance covers the management and testing of routine clinical specimens for Ebola, while minimizing risk to laboratory personnel.

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Association's new online magazine adds human-focused, emotional storytelling to its public policy, education, performance improvement, and research offerings.

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Our new online magazine called Walls Down features emotional storytelling covering one core aspect of essential hospitals – the specialized, lifesaving services they provide, such as trauma care, neonatal intensive care, and disaster response.

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Treatment centers together have 53 beds suitable for Ebola care, and more than 80 percent of travelers from Ebola-affected countries live within 200 miles of a center.

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HHS notes that HIPAA patient privacy provisions still apply during public health emergencies, though HHS secretary can waive specified provisions in certain circumstances.

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The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations called an emergency hearing to address the Ebola outbreak, including the capacity to contain it in the United States.

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The agency's recommendations include tips for patient placement, environmental infection control, use of personal protective equipment, and patient care considerations.

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HHS announced $840 million in emergency preparedness awards to states and municipalities to support state and local health systems.

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As one of the hospitals on the front lines of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, Boston Medical Center this year has taken several steps to honor victims of the tragedy.

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Comments on the proposed rule are now due to CMS March 31 instead of Feb 25. America's Essential Hospitals will submit comments to CMS. The proposed rule seeks to establish emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers.

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Member feedback needed on emergency preparedness conditions of participation comments. The draft comments were emailed to members Tuesday Feb. 19. We plan to submit comments to CMS on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Contact Xiaoyi Huang, assistant vice president for policy, with feedback or questions.

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Recent journal articles highlight important disaster preparedness, patient safety, and social issues affecting health care.

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Rule proposes national emergency preparedness requirements for health care facilities

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Local hospitals organized their staffs and emergency departments into high-capacity treatment centers

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.