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How Knowledge Center can Meet the Needs of a Statewide Bed Registry

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Dates: August 28, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Location: Webinar

Registration Deadline: August 26, 2019

HAP will be hosting a webinar on August 28 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss expanding the use of software utilized by HAP’s Emergency Preparedness team and the state’s Department of Health to serve as a statewide bed registry platform.

Pricing Details: No charge

Background

Historically, HAP and the hospital community have been opposed to legislation implementing a mandated statewide bed registry for detoxification and treatment beds, and/or psychiatric beds. HAP opposes this type of legislation because:

  • The increased fiscal impact to the commonwealth and to our member organizations
  • Increased reporting burdens placed on hospitals and health systems
  • The legislation does not take into account that all beds are not created equal

This session, House Bill 596, includes a proposal directing the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to develop and implement a bed registry and “hospital-based detoxification or rehabilitation treatment program licensed to provide care for substance use disorders or a licensed nonhospital residential detoxification facility.” Additionally, the bill would mandate that providers enter “real-time” information into the registry. House Bill 596 has passed the House of Representatives and awaits the Senate’s consideration.

Currently, HAP’s Emergency Preparedness team, the emergency preparedness regional health care coalitions, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health use the Knowledge Center Healthcare Incident Management System (KC-HIMS) to manage the reporting of bed capacity. This familiar, tried-and-true system fosters real-time communication between and among health care and emergency preparedness entities during emergency situations. KC-HIMS already is helping health care facilities report the number of and types of beds at any given time.

 

Program Overview

During the webinar, HAP will demonstrate how the system works, current usage, and how it can be expanded and applied to the idea of statewide bed registry with minimal or no cost to the provider community and commonwealth—and without the need for legislation and mandates.

Registration Information

Although this webinar is free of charge, you must register to attend.

Registration deadline is August 26.

How the Webinar Will Work

There is no limit to the number of staff from your office per connection who can tune in to the seminar via speakerphone and computer. Enjoy the benefits of attending a live conference without having to leave the office.

Upon receipt of registration, confirmation will be emailed to the registrant. Dial-in instructions will be emailed to each registrant’s email address approximately 48 hours prior to the program, including information on how to obtain handout materials for the conference. If you do not receive an email by this date, please email Stephanie Watkins.

Please register only one name per connection.

Questions

For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact Martyy Kenyon at (717) 561-5382.

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