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Assignment 5: Public Health Preparedness
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

You havejust been hired as a new Vice President of quality and safety for afull-service 600-bed government healthcare organization. Within yourfirst month on the job, the national security threat level has beenraised to Imminent, which means there is a credible, specific, andimpending terrorist threat against the United States, and your facilitymay be directly impacted. The Chief Executive Officer has requested animmediate six to eight-page report of your proposal for handling such asituation.

Note: You may create and /or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

  1. Examine theexisting procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10)essential public health services. Focus on the principal effects thatthese procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency.
  2. Specify theimportance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by theEmergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during theemergency.
  3. Detail three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.
  4. Defend yourposition on the decision to accept health insurance during theemergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Providesupport with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.

Assignment 5: Public Health Preparedness Due Week 10 and worth 200 pointsYou 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 United States, and your facility may be directly impacted. The Chief Executive Officer has requested an immediate six to eight-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 6-8 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.Specify the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency.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 at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.