Dec
23

Healthcare Myths and Reality Series #7 – Revisited – Pt. II

Originally published in our book “Unready: To err is human – the other neglected side of Hospital Safety and Security” July, 2010 and as relevant four years later as it was on day one. Due to length, we have broken this into two posts, of which this is the second. For context, it should be…
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Dec
19

Healthcare Myths and Reality Series #7 – Revisited

Originally published in our book “Unready: To err is human – the other neglected side of Hospital Safety and Security” July, 2010 and as relevant four years later as it was on day one. Due to length, we have broken this into two posts, of which this is the first. For context, it should be…
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May
31

Are Hospital Trustees Given the Mushroom Treatment?

Few would question that the triple + one all-hazards threats are measurably greater than when the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 was released by the White House in 2007 (Public Health and Medical Preparedness). Evolving Infectious Diseases, More Frequent and Robust Natural Disasters and Geopolitical inspired Terrorists Attacks + one; Increased Violence in Healthcare Delivery…
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Apr
29

NEW BOSTON MASSACRE Part Three: Emergency Management at its Best

The perfect setting, perfect timing, perfect sizing, and perfect response. The City of Boston is and should be proud of its outstanding response to the dreaded “terrorist bomb”.  Nothing said here should take away any of the well-deserved kudos for a response job well done. The alleged bombers appeared to have selected a perfect time…
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Feb
24

Comments Docket ID FEMA-2008-0017, 14 Jan 2010

Comments  Docket ID FEMA-2008-0017, 14 Jan 2010 PRIVATE SECTOR PREPAREDNESS PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE SECTOR   The development of standards within a new Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program for the Healthcare Industry should not be modeled on the extant Hospital and Healthcare external evaluation mechanisms. The nation’s non-federal healthcare sector has resisted any meaningful voluntary…
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Mar
01

Emergency Readiness Myth – We Are Ready

Excerpted from the author’s book: Unready To Err is Human: The other neglected side of Hospital Safety and Security. MYTH: “Public and Private Healthcare sectors are capable of cooperating to respond adequately to All-hazards Events” REALITY: Inside the All-Hazards Homeland Security Readiness Arena, the Public Health and Healthcare sector lags significantly behind most of its economic…
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