Health Care

  • What is HICS and What are HICS Forms?

    The Basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Framework If your hospital or health system has an initiative to improve the emergency preparedness program, or if you have moved into a new role that has emergency…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 06, 2017
  • A Cross-Functional Approach to Hospital Preparedness

    Bringing Together HICS, Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recovery, and Information Security Hospitals place high importance on delivering uninterrupted care regardless of circumstances, and, as such, invest heavily in preparedness.  Hospitals that are the most successful in achieving…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 09, 2017
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Ruling

    Published on September 16, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860), commonly referred to…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Oct 12, 2017
  • Breaking Down Silos – Evolving an Incident Command System to Include Business Continuity

    An Effective Business Continuity Program can Enhance Your Emergency Management Capabilities and Drive Higher Levels of Preparedness Across the Organization Many organizations that we encounter have an obligation to support the community in time of crisis, including…

    Rose Reilly Rose Reilly | Sep 12, 2017
  • Hospital Response and Recovery During Disasters: Extending Emergency Management’s Role in the Response and Recovery Effort

    Avalution’s March 2012 hospital perspective (Hospital Preparedness: The Intersection of HICS, Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery) discussed how hospitals can integrate siloed preparedness activities into a single, unified preparedness program.  Since the article’s publication, Avalution received…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 20, 2012
  • Hospital Preparedness: The Intersection of HICS, Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery

    The number one priority for hospitals is to provide continuous, superior care to patients, regardless of circumstance. This principle results in the need to invest time and resources in preparing for disruptive events. In addition, a number…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 26, 2012
  • Preparedness: Standard of Care Expectations May Be On The Rise

    There has been significant discussion regarding the ‘standard of care’ implications associated with a lawsuit against Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital (and their corporate parent, Universal Health Services of Pennsylvania), in which the family of Althea LaCoste, 73,…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Feb 23, 2010