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New Earthquake Risk Model Could Better Inform Disaster Planning

NewsResearchers have developed a new way to model seismic risk, which they hope will better inform disaster risk reduction planning in earthquake-prone areas.


Disaster Planning Your Health IT

September is National Preparedness Month, which makes it the perfect time for clinicians and healthcare entities to consider what would happen if their health information technology (health IT) systems are unavailable or in some way compromised. This issue has become more important over time as healthcare is increasingly dependent on technology and a growing percentage of the workforce have never ...

AAAHC Offers New Education, Resources on Disaster Preparation

Surgery centers should start by creating a crisis plan and practicing scenarios before a disaster strikes. Studies show that ASCs can prepare for emergencies more effectively by holding simulations or disaster drills.

Guest Article: How to decide which hospital systems to prioritize when planning for disaster recovery

I recently saw BridgeHead Software’s white paper on Healthcare Disaster Recovery and found it quite useful. I invited Charles Mallio, Jr., who is currently Vice President of Business Development for BridgeHead, to give us a summary of their thinking around DR in healthcare. Prior to joining BridgeHead, Charles worked for 12 years at MEDITECH, the last six of which he was responsible for worl...

Disaster Relief Via Drone

(MedPage Today) -- How can new tech help in disaster medicine?

Opinion: Congress needs to back legislation supporting disaster preparedness

When disaster strikes, the public health response must be fast and certain. To ensure that, we need to fund it now.

Preparing for Medication Safety, Accessibility During a Natural Disaster

Having an emergency plan helps pharmacists, pharmacies, and patients protect themselves and their medications, during a disaster event and in the aftermath.

Planning for Disaster with an Automated Watering System

ArticleWould you be able to satisfy an animal’s most basic need for water during a power outage or a disruption in your water supply?

Survey: Healthcare Organizations Report Gaps in Disaster Preparedness Plans

Heather Landi, Associate EditorAs Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast this week, disaster preparedness is a timely topic, yet a new survey finds that only 72 percent of healthcare providers report their organizations have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place covering diverse scenarios and focusing both internally and externally.

Is lower-fat diet associated with breast cancer overall survival?

(JAMA Network) Women diagnosed with breast cancer during the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification trial who were following a lower-fat diet had increased breast cancer overall survival, although the increase was likely partly due to better survival from several causes of death.

Virginia Murray - the science of disaster risk reduction

Virginia Murray, public health consultant in global disaster risk reduction at Public Health England, was instrumental in putting together the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction - an international agreement which aims to move the world from reacting to disasters, to proactively preventing them. In this podcast, she explains what they...

California Wildfires Teach ASC Leader Tough Lessons

While ASCs maintain disaster preparedness plans, they might not have developed a post-disaster process and plan. One ASC leader offers some advice on what to expect and how to prepare.

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Family Planning Services

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- One-third of women of reproductive age report better ability to access birth control and family planning services with Medicaid expansion coverage, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Network Open. Michelle...

Align Technology Launches Treatment Planning Facility in Spain

Align Technology (NASDQ:ALGN), a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system and iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry, announced today the launch of the new digital treatment planning facility and education centre in Madrid, Spain. As quoted in the press release: The new … Continued The pos...

The Disaster-time Health Record (DHR)

It’s time to add a new acronym to the long list of medical records-related acronyms: the DHR. The disaster-time health record is similar to a personal health record (PHR) except it’s meant to maintain an electronic record that is concise and simple enough to be used by emergency personnel in times of natural or other types of disasters (or even personal disasters, I guess). We should h...

Michael Le Brocq joins FCB as strategic planning director

Michael Le Brocq has transferred from Interpublic’s McCann Health London, where he served as chief strategy officer, to join the group’s FCB Health Europe network as its new strategic planning director. He’s one of three new hires for FCB Health E...

Society for Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, Inc. to host 4th Annual Meeting

(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.) Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will be a keynote speaker on the National Biodefense Strategy. According to Dr. Jim James, SDMPH Exec Dir 'A primary focus of this meeting and the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health going forward ...

Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 -- For pediatric patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), time to first defibrillation attempt is not associated with survival, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Elizabeth A. Hunt,...

OCR Concerned About HIPAA Contingency Plans

Developing a good HIPAA contingency plan is critical to ensuring a facility can access data during a disaster or cyberattack, and it also is required for HIPAA compliance. Creating that plan may require more assessment and planning than one might imagine, and it’s the kind of thing that can be lacking in an otherwise good HIPAA program.

How journalists become first responders during a natural disaster

(Michigan State University) Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Michigan State University researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study communication following the disaster.

Ban on glyphosate would be 'disaster' for Brazil agriculture: minister

A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be a "disaster" for the country's agricultural industry, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday.

Immunotherapy improves survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed improved progression-free survival and overall survival in pa -More- 

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: Behind the Scenes of a Video Shoot with Chloe

SOURCE: Aflac DESCRIPTION:As a national ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Chloe, age 11, is just one of 10 million children treated each year at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  This past week, Chloe took to the sky to fly to Columbus, GA, home of Aflac, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner to participate in a video shoot to create her story on surviving c...

Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters

Weather-related disasters can make people more religious but it depends on the toll they inflict, suggests new research. If a disaster injures a significant number of people, it can strengthen religiosity among those who are already religious. But if a disaster inflicts mostly economic damage, the opposite effect applies.

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