U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (2016). 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities.
The guidance specific to these capabilities highlights what healthcare delivery system (e.g., hospitals, healthcare coalitions, and emergency medical services) have to do to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact the public’s health. Objective 2 (Information Sharing) under Capability 2 (Health Care and Medical Response Coordination) includes three activities and related guidance: develop information sharing procedures; identify information access and data protection procedures; and utilize communications systems and platforms.