Continuity of Operations Planning for Healthcare Organizations
A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) ranks the essential business functions an organization must perform even in an emergency and then puts in place means for ensuring that they continue.
A COOP ensures that the need to plan for both more complex patient care issues and a higher level of community coordination are taken into account for emergency preparedness planning.
A COOP also addresses preparing for the loss of business-related functions, such as facility operations, databases, technology, supply chain services, utilities, and critical records.
This whitepaper provides information about continuity of operations (COOP) planning for hospitals and healthcare.
It talks about:
When to use a COOP
Steps to developing a COOP
New CMS emergency preparedness requirements focus on continuity of operations
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)-Cornerstone of every COOP
Arrangements with healthcare needed to ensure continuity of operations for essential services