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    BioError, BioTerror Update

    The following excerpt is from our first book, Unready, published in 2010. The format of the text was based on a discussion of Myths and Realities regarding the state of Healthcare Emergency Readiness. Many of the issues have yet to be addressed and … [Read More...]

  • CMS-3178-P

    CMS-3178-P Proposed Rule Official Comments

    As All Hazards Readiness consultants we have been following the Proposed Rule CMS-3178-P with interest since it was slipped into the Federal Register during the holiday season (December 27, 2013). Being  a third party that is largely in the middle of … [Read More...]

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    CMS 3178-P Extension

    Background: This Proposed CMS Rule was introduced very quietly into the Federal Register on December 27, 2013, right in the middle of the holiday season. We were a little surprised at the timing and knew that these proposed changes would have a major … [Read More...]

  • FluDashboard

    CDC Dashboard Offers Good Visibility on Flu Trends

    One of the themes we have been discussing over the past year is the role of analytics in healthcare to help improve quality, efficiency and outcomes. Visibility has long been lacking in the industry because of the scattered and disparate data, lack … [Read More...]

  • Shortage

    Revisiting the Drug Shortage Two Years On

    We originally published this article in Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, volume 28, #1, in early 2012. Many of the same issues exist today and some have become worse, as noted at the end of the article. Drugs, drugs – who has the … [Read More...]

  • Dan River Coal Ash

    Hospital Emergency Readiness – No Public Water

    Is your local hospital ready to supply water for continued operations in a disaster that makes the Public Water Supply unavailable? This may seem a little far-fetched, but for the second time in a month, coal processors have dumped large … [Read More...]

Apr
17

BioError, BioTerror Update

The following excerpt is from our first book, Unready, published in 2010. The format of the text was based on a discussion of Myths and Realities regarding the state of Healthcare Emergency Readiness. Many of the issues have yet to be addressed and it could be argued that the situation is even more dangerous. This…
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Apr
06

CMS-3178-P Proposed Rule Official Comments

As All Hazards Readiness consultants we have been following the Proposed Rule CMS-3178-P with interest since it was slipped into the Federal Register during the holiday season (December 27, 2013). Being  a third party that is largely in the middle of the issues between Providers and the Public, we see our role as one that…
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Mar
12

CMS 3178-P Extension

Background: This Proposed CMS Rule was introduced very quietly into the Federal Register on December 27, 2013, right in the middle of the holiday season. We were a little surprised at the timing and knew that these proposed changes would have a major impact on the industry for a couple of reasons: 1)      The timing…
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Mar
09

CDC Dashboard Offers Good Visibility on Flu Trends

One of the themes we have been discussing over the past year is the role of analytics in healthcare to help improve quality, efficiency and outcomes. Visibility has long been lacking in the industry because of the scattered and disparate data, lack of standard collection and reporting formats and deliberate opacity keep mark ups as…
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Feb
19

Revisiting the Drug Shortage Two Years On

We originally published this article in Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, volume 28, #1, in early 2012. Many of the same issues exist today and some have become worse, as noted at the end of the article. Drugs, drugs – who has the drugs? Dr. James Blair, DPA, MHA, FACHE, FABCHS, MCAS  Drug diversion, although…
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Feb
10

Hospital Emergency Readiness – No Public Water

Is your local hospital ready to supply water for continued operations in a disaster that makes the Public Water Supply unavailable? This may seem a little far-fetched, but for the second time in a month, coal processors have dumped large quantities of toxic waste into rivers that supply drinking water to the public. On February…
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