CMS Emergency Preparedness Guidelines Review
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18th, 2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Speaker: James R. "Bob" McKee, from Boston University's Healthcare Emergency Management Master's Program
All hospitals and healthcare system are required to meet the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Guidelines by November 2017 or they risk losing CMS funding. This has led emergency planners across the country to review their current emergency preparedness plans and make sure they are meeting the new, more stringent, regulations. We reached out to the experts at Boston University's HEM department and they have reviewed the materials. In this complimentary webinar, Bob McKee will review:
Join us for this complimentary webinar, CMS Emergency Preparedness Guidelines Review. In this session, you will learn:
- The new guidelines and where there might be gaps in your current plan
- How the new CMS guidelines differ from the Joint Commission Emergency Preparedness guidelines
- A checklist of what you'll need to meet the new criteria
- A timeline for implementation of the guidelines
- A healthy Q&A session where we can answer your questions
Register for the webinar:
J. Robert "Bob" McKee, D.Sc.
Bob has over 30 years of experience in Fire/EMS, Emergency Management, Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Planning. He has worked at the local, state, federal and international government levels in emergency response and crisis management.
He was Agency Chief for Texas Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue, and the ESF-9 Director of the State of Texas. In addition, responding to State and Federal incidents for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), serving on the DHS/FEMA Incident Management Team. He served as a Division Director at Texas A&M University overseeing the development and training of Disaster City for worldwide participants. The Agency trained in excess of 220,000 students a year, the program was successful in providing national and international partnerships.
Bob served as Fire Chief and Paramedic for Mad River Fire Department in Ohio. He has been deployed on numerous State and Federal disaster response teams including the World Trade Center on 9/11, Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Ike, and the Haiti Earthquake Response to highlight just a few.