Public Health Preparedness
You have just been hired as a new Vice President of quality and safety for a full-service 600-bed government healthcare organization. Within your first month on the job, the national security threat level has been raised to Imminent, which means there is a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the U. S., and your facility may be directly impacted. The Chief Executive Officer has requested an immediate six-page report of your proposal for handling such a situation.
Note: You may create and/or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a 6-page paper in which you:
Examine the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Focus on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency. See below the table listing 10 Essential public health services.
Specify the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency. See below table the EMTALA.
Detail three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.
Defend your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Provide support with (4) examples that illustrate your position.
Analyze the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization.
Insert citations where appropriate within the paper. You may repeat the citations/references throughout the paper, but that will count as one reference. Ex. The ABC of… can be used more than once as a citation, but only counts as one reference. Use (4) quality references with reference page. Include all necessary language, e.g., author, date, title, URL where applicable. Wikipedia does not qualify as academic resources. Times Roman 12. Double space. One-inch margins. Include cover page with placeholder, e.g. assignment, name of student, name of professor and date. Number pages on middle bottom and no numbers for cover page.