ABC of Emergency Preparedness

08sep11:00 am12:00 pmABC of Emergency PreparednessSDAHO Webinar

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Are you ready for the next temporary loss of power? Does your hospital staff know how to handle loss of access to the EHR system? Learn about the CMS emergency preparedness rule, identify potential gaps in compliance, and discover how those gaps can be closed.

  • Explain CMS expectations of the types of emergencies to be covered in your plan
  • Describe training and testing requirements
  • Describe the minimum required topics for policies and procedures



Nancy Ruzicka, Owner/Consultant, Ruzicka Consulting

Nancy Ruzicka has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in understanding applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of healthcare staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements. Nancy has been a frequent speaker for the Iowa Hospital Association on EMTALA and Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Nancy’s previous experiences include Director of Integrity & Compliance and Privacy Official at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; Director of Regulatory Compliance at UnityPoint Health and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her MJ in Health Law, MBA and BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.


Free for SDAHO Members: Sign in to the Member Portal and go to the Education Portal to register.

$49 for Non-Members: Click here to register.


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST