CHA News Article

CDPH to Host Business Continuity Webinar for Hospital Executives

As part of the federal hospital preparedness program grant, the California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office will host a one-hour business continuity webinar for hospital executive leaders March 5 at 12:30 p.m. The webinar is intended to help health care organizations build on their efforts to continue operations and maintain services during and following disasters, using real-world incidents as the context for strengthening a hospital’s capacity and strategic planning. For more information, see the attached flyer or visit www.calhospitalprepare.org/continuity-planning.

Recent disasters across the country have highlighted the need for hospitals to develop more comprehensive continuity of operations plans. While continuity planning may be assigned to hospital disaster planners, successful efforts also require an executive-level leader.

In addition to the grant requirement, Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations states, “Each hospital shall develop a written plan to be used when a discontinuance or disruption of services occurs.” The proposed Medicare Conditions of Participation also require hospitals and other providers to undertake continuity planning. CHA expects the new regulations to be finalized in 2016.

CHA encourages members to participate in the important and informative March 5 webinar.

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