Healthcare Capabilities

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hcpr capabilities: recommended strategies

 
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about the capabilities

the healthcare preparedness and response capabilities place a strong emphasis on healthcare coalitions

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capability 1

foundation for healthcare and medical readiness

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The community’s health care organizations and other stakeholders—coordinated through a sustainable HCC—have strong relationships, identify hazards and risks, and prioritize and address gaps through planning, training, exercising, and managing resources.


capability 2

healthcare and medical response coordination

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Health care organizations, the HCC, their jurisdiction(s), and the ESF-8 lead agency plan and collaborate to share and analyze information, manage and share resources, and coordinate strategies to deliver medical care to all populations during emergencies and planned events.


capability 3

continuity of healthcare service delivery

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Health care organizations, with support from the HCC and the ESF-8 lead agency, provide uninterrupted, optimal medical care to all populations in the face of damaged or disabled health care infrastructure. Health care workers are well-trained, well-educated, and well-equipped to care for patients during emergencies. Simultaneous response and recovery operations result in a return to normal or, ideally, improved operations.


capability 4

medical surge

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Goal of Capability 4: Health care organizations—including hospitals, EMS, and out-of-hospital providers—deliver timely and efficient care to their patients even when the demand for health care services exceeds available supply. The HCC, in collaboration with the ESF-8 lead agency, coordinates information and available resources for its members to maintain conventional surge response. When an emergency overwhelms the HCC’s collective resources, the HCC supports the health care delivery system’s transition to contingency and crisis surge response and promotes a timely return to conventional standards of care as soon as possible.

the 2012-2016 capabilities

the original hospital preparedness capabilities were born with the move to healthcare coalitions

2012 hpp Capabilities

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Published by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in 2012, the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidelines for Healthcare System Preparedness (HPP Capabilities) brought about a sea change for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) that included the shift to healthcare coalitions.

Per ASPR, the HPP Capabilities assisted State, local, Healthcare Coalition, and ESF #8 planners in identifying gaps in preparedness, determining specific priorities, and developing plans for building and sustaining healthcare specific capabilities. These capabilities were designed to facilitate and guide joint ESF #8 preparedness planning and ultimately assure safer, more resilient, and better-prepared communities. ASPR identified the following eight capabilities (shown with their aligned HPP/PHEP Capability numeric designation) as the basis for healthcare system, Healthcare Coalition, and healthcare organization preparedness:

there were eight hpp capabilities

Healthcare System Preparedness Healthcare System Recovery
Emergency Operations Coordination Fatality Management
Information Sharing Medical Surge
Responder Safety and Health Volunteer Management

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