Emergency Management

Information to assist in evolving emergency and disaster preparedness issues. 
DPH reports that the risk of the novel coronavirus – newly named Covid-19 last week by the World Health Organization – is still low in Massachusetts.
The goal of the ED Access Working Group was to create best practice recommendations to ensure optimal access to all Massachusetts EDs.
DPH last week informed hospitals and other providers to be on the lookout for potential coronavirus patients.
MHA is holding a webinar tomorrow – Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. – that will feature three health systems that have “weathered the storm.”
09.02.2019  | Are You Prepared?
DPH’s Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management has announced details of its “Know, Plan, Prepare” campaign to alert individuals and organizations about disaster preparedness materials.
The U.S. House of Representatives on June 4 passed S.1379, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019, which the Senate had passed in May.
Even though incidences of influenza in Massachusetts dropped slightly last week as compared to the week before, DPH still considers flu "widespread" and at "high" intensity.
The Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition holds its kickoff breakfast meeting tomorrow at The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston.
According to DPH, as of October 19, influenza-like illness was at “minimal” intensity in Massachusetts.
Emergency Department (ED) wait times will go up and care will be compromised if Question 1 passes.
Massachusetts General Hospital is just one of two hospitals nationwide to receive an important federal grant to develop a regional plan for delivering medical care during an emergency.
Congratulations to Lawrence General Hospital which treated a large influx of patients from the gas explosions that rocked the towns of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover.
In the event of a public health or medical emergency, a wide-scale threat or a disaster, will you be ready?
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
There's been a nationwide shortage of IV fluids through injection bags since Hurricane Maria disrupted production facilities in Puerto Rico.
SB1193 An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning For Healthcare Providers
HB2469 / SB1214 An Act to Enhance Access to Prescription Information and Overdose Reporting for Care Coordination
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB2322 “An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning for Healthcare Providers.”
Twenty-seven MA nurses and a cath lab tech took off this morning from Hanscom Field as part of a deployment organized by MHA to assist Bay Area Regional Medical Center (BARMC) in Webster, Texas, as the facility, its employees and staff recover from H

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