Emergency Management

Pennsylvania hospitals are essential in public health and medical emergency response. They have plans in place to deal with everyday emergencies and unexpected disasters, and work to improve their response capabilities by reviewing and testing their plans, holding disaster drills, and working with first responders.

HAP’s emergency management team serves as a national model for best practices in health care coordination emergent and disaster events.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Resources

The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including a Fact Sheet about state health officials’ efforts to monitor the spread of the virus. This information is updated regularly.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides extensive information about COVID-19 at its website, including:

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Keystone Health Preparedness Digest is a compilation of current news articles and related information pertaining to public health threats, both in the United States and worldwide. It is published twice a month by HAPevolve, a subsidiary of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. Subscribe below.

 

HAP News

February 20, 2020

News Release: New App Will Streamline Health Care Emergency Plans

Most facilities update their emergency operation plans using paper and ink, a two-thousand year old technology, failing to keep up with a digital world. To solve this problem HAPevolve, a subsidiary company of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has launched a new tool to help health care facilities streamline emergency preparedness. HAPevolve’s new tool, the Portable Response Emergency Plan (PREP), moves paper emergency operation plans out of a three-ring binder and into a mobile, web-based, customizable solution.

February 19, 2020

Inside HAP Emergency Management: Helping Hospitals Get and Stay Prepared

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are open 24/7 to treat every patient who walks through their doors. That’s why HAP’s emergency management team closely works with the state’s hospitals and health systems, as well as national, state, and local government agencies and organizations to make sure that your local hospital is prepared—and remains open to care for you.

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