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Emergency management: Report urges you to prep for more HSEEP influence

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August 1, 2009

It may pay to stay familiar with developments in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), as increased use of this federal endeavor is a likely next phase in hospital emergency planning.
This notion is based on findings in a new report, Hospitals Rising to the Challenge: The First Five Years of the U.S. Hospital Preparedness Program and Priorities Going Forward, published by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (¬UPMC) Center for Biosecurity.
After 9/11, the first wave of preparedness saw hospitals develop better response plans and establish relations with other agencies within their communities. The next wave will likely be the continued phase-in of HSEEP (pronounced H-seep) standards for hospital exercises, says Eric Toner, MD, the UPMC study’s lead author and principal investigator.

It may pay to stay familiar with developments in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), as increased use of this federal endeavor is a likely next phase in hospital emergency planning.



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