Issue: January 14, 2019

Published on January 14, 2019

Articles in this issue:

NYS DOH Healthcare Facility Evacuation Planning Application (FEPA) Version 3.0 Webinar Training– NON-New York City Facilities

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

The Facility Evacuation Planning Application (FEPA) (previously known as Facility Profile Application) is a planning tool designed to facilitate the development and maintenance of Health Care Facility (HCF) (adult care facility, hospital, and nursing home) evacuation planning information related to evacuation and send/receive arraignments. The FEPA has been modified as an all hazards planning tool for New York State (NYS) healthcare facilities. See attached for further information regarding the webinars.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT: 

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

School of Public Health now offers - MDS 3.0 Training Now Available as Self-Paced, Online Modules

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

These trainings are designed for long-term care professionals working with MDS 3.0 as well as facility administrators. Participation by all members of the interdisciplinary team is strongly recommended for a comprehensive understanding of the MDS. This is the only MDS training approved by the NYS DOH. See attached flyer for more information. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Influenza Surveillance Report for the week ending 1/5/19

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

This Informational Message is being sent to you by the NYSDOH Bureau of Communicable Disease Control (BCDC), which produces a weekly statewide influenza surveillance report from October through May. Attached is the influenza surveillance report for the week ending January 5, 2019.

This surveillance report is also available on the NYSDOH's public website at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/ as well as on the NYSDOH's password-protected Health Commerce System (HCS). To access the report on the HCS, log onto the HCS using your HCS password, select "Content" from the menu bar, then "Documents by Group">"NYSDOH">Diseases and Conditions">"Influenza"> "Surveillance">"Weekly Reports 2018-19 Season." 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT: 

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

AHCA / NCAL Quality Award Application Submission Deadline – January 31, 2019

Author: Rick Patterson

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching on January 31, 2019, at 8 p.m. EST!  An application can be submitted regardless of whether or not you submitted an Intent to Apply payment.  All applications must be submitted on the Quality Award Portal.  For more information, visit the AHCA / NCAL Website and click on the Quality Award Banner on the homepage.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT:
Rick Patterson
Sr. Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19