Hurricane

Natural disaster caused by high winds and rainfall.

Jan
22

CMS-3178-P – Don’t Count Your Chickens

As of today, only the Federal Healthcare Sector, about 10% of healthcare capacity in the US, is mandated to prepare for All-Hazards events, while the remaining 90% private sector has been expected to prepare voluntarily to meet their roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, as is evidenced by every major disaster since 9/11, the Public Health and…
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Jan
10

Why It is Important to Support the New CMS-3178-P Rule

The Life You Save Could be Your Own, or that of Your Loved Ones This is a summary points made in our 2010 book “UNREADY: TO ERR IS HUMAN: The other Neglected Side of Hospital Safety and Security”. Existing national efforts to protect patients from unnecessary death arising from healthcare acquired infections and treatment errors…
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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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Nov
06

How Valuable are Hospital Rankings to those Seeking Care?

There appears to be a thriving cottage industry in rating hospitals and healthcare facilities as to which is “Best of Breed” or who is within the “Top XXX”. Because this seems to influence the selection by patients, we wanted to dig a little deeper into this subject.  We have contacted one of the best known…
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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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