Emergency Readiness

Mar 20, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic, opioid crisis and mpox outbreak. Hurricanes Ian and Fiona. Severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Kentucky. Wildfires and straight-line winds in New Mexico.
Mar 14, 2023
As Congress considers reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, AHA yesterday urged lawmakers to fund the Hospital Preparedness Program at a significantly increased level, strengthen the Strategic National Stockpile, require the federal government collaborate with stakeholders to…
Feb 21, 2023
On Feb. 28, the National Library of Medicine will discontinue its Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders, which provides web-based and standalone applications to help emergency responders address hazardous material incidents
Feb 13, 2023
Many health care facilities still find themselves overwhelmed or unprepared when an emergency strikes.
Jan 18, 2023
Emergency departments in the highest quartile of pediatric readiness based on National Pediatric Readiness Project standards have lower death rates for children with serious injury or illness than EDs in the lowest quartile, according to a federal study reported in JAMA Network Open.
Jan 12, 2023
The National Advisory Committee for the Hospital Incident Command System encourages hospitals and health systems to complete by Feb. 28 a survey on the system’s emergency management performance during the past few years to identify potential improvements.
Dec 20, 2022
Package funds government through Sept. 30 and includes important provisions preventing Medicare cuts, extending telehealth and other flexibilities and improving behavioral health, among others
Dec 16, 2022
As hospital teams in the South respond to tornados as well as COVID-19, this week’s blog highlights three priority areas for health care leaders preparing for future public health emergencies and disasters, and a new AHA resource that can help.
Dec 15, 2022
In November, the American Hospital Association hosted a panel session discussing the “next wave of emergency preparedness,” at Becker’s 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable in Chicago. This session centered on three priority areas that health care leaders must address to prepare, respond and recover…
Dec 14, 2022
The Biden Administration has named 17 members to the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.