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2 Informing the Next Stage of Crisis Standards of Care
Pages 7-12

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From page 7...
... John Hick, professor of emergency medicine and medical director of emergency preparedness, Hennepin Healthcare, University of Minnesota, moderated a panel to discuss how CSC fits within the landscape of preparedness and response, and priorities for enhancing it. This chapter highlights some of the concerns around the terminology used, the importance of including lawyers during the planning process and of putting legal protections in place, and future opportunities as those in the field push toward the next planning stage.
From page 8...
... He highlighted the vaping phenomenon that became a serious health issue in 2019, noting how CDC was at the forefront in labeling it as a public health emergency. At the state level, these assessments vary.
From page 9...
... Little agreed that without the legal pieces in place it is difficult to move any efforts forward. Emergency planners and providers have developed a pretty robust framework across most states, he said, and have good penetration across the public health environment, but it is not as pervasive in emergency management or in the hospital sectors.
From page 10...
... She added that this cannot just be from public health; because this really is one big system, there is a need for better ongoing conversations across sectors in terms of funding and planning guidance. She also called into question the lexicon of CSC and some of the terminology, asking whether the field needs better nomenclature moving forward into the next stage of CSC efforts.
From page 11...
... But, he asked, where are the barriers to actually implementing and using these within public health and health care? We know that companies like Amazon and FedEx are able to leverage digital tools and advancements to appeal to their customer base but why is it, Hanfling asked, that health
From page 12...
... Health care systems have been around for a long time and have even been built in a piecemeal fashion, so any efforts to change EHRs and make systems more usable would require a total overhaul, she said. Secondly, technology continues to change so rapidly that many sectors -- especially government and health care -- are not able to move fast enough to implement the upgrades and advancements.

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