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Agile Healthcare: The Communication and Coordination Challenge

When the unexpected puts patients in danger, communication breakdowns are among the three most common reasons why. Patient care depends on staff coordinating and communicating information – but in the complicated patchwork of systems and devices found in many hospitals, this is all too difficult. Nurses may have no way to make sure that critical information gets to the right person reliably and efficiently. But with the proper tools for agile healthcare, communication and coordination can take place across the hospital, in real-time. And when information exchange running as smoothly as it needs to, everything changes. Nurses can quickly consult with a physician – and reach them on the first try. Patient transitions of care and hospital discharges that might have taken half an hour can be resolved in minutes. Read more about the power of agile healthcare for hospital communication at our blog:

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Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

One of the driving forces behind the revised CMS emergency preparedness rule is the need to coordinate with community partners and government agencies to ensure continuity of healthcare services. At every step of the emergency preparedness planning process, collaboration should be a major focus.

In this blog post LiveProcess CEO Terry Zysk explains how each core element of the rule incorporates coordination and communication with organizations outside your facility or health system:

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Training & Disaster Drills: 4 Steps

Emergency preparedness plans that seem great on paper can fall apart in practice. That’s why a crucial part of the CMS emergency preparedness rule is training and testing. Drills and exercises prepare your staff, service providers and volunteers for a disaster and give your healthcare organization’s leadership a chance to find problems in a low-stakes setting, ideally in a scenario that involves coordination with community partners.

Learn about the training and testing requirements for complying with the CMS emergency preparedness rule. This post examines four key steps to compliance with the CMS emergency preparedness requirements for disaster training and drills. Read now:

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness District Replaces EMS on the Fly With LiveProcess Emergency Manager. Instantly integrated with the state department of health.

ICYMI: Congrats to +Penn Medicine Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia on being named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America! 

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Communication, Collaboration, Continuity

Mobilizing an emergency preparedness plan depends on communication. In our ongoing blog series covering the CMS emergency preparedness rule, we’re looking at the critical aspects of communication in a disaster, specifically for healthcare facilities. Continuous, agile care, efficient information sharing, and responsiveness to community needs are each essential parts of an overall emergency preparedness plan.

The clock is ticking for putting CMS-compliant plans in place. Visit our blog series today to find out more:
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