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Recipients are required to report twice for this measure. If you have zero or one data point to report, conduct exercises (including drills) or planned events to obtain two data points for this PM. Only information sharing related to a medical countermeasures (MCM) incident or scenario (including an exercise or drill) will count towards the medical countermeasures Operational Readiness Review (MCM ORR), so make sure this is accomplished at least every other year. In alternate years, consider exercising information sharing related to non-MCM incidents and scenarios to test capabilities for sharing different types of EEI with different local partners.
Numerator: Number of local partners that reported requested EEI to the public health/medical lead within the requested timeframe
Denominator: Number of local partners that received a request for EEI
The intent of this measure is to assess the extent to which local response entities communicate requested information to the public health/medical lead in order to facilitate situational awareness and the effective management of resources in a timely manner.
This measure requires submission of self-reported data. Data should be collected and reported by incident (or planned event or exercise). Recipients are required to report at least two data points for this measure. One data point must reflect the recipient’s best performance (highest percentage); the other must reflect performance which, based on a determination from the recipient, calls for focused quality improvement and, if applicable, technical assistance. Recipients are encouraged to submit data on additional incidents, planned events, and exercises. There are no specific reporting requirements or parameters for these additional data points.
Information sharing is essential during responses to all emergencies, and it is particularly important to the facilitation of situational awareness and appropriate allocation of resources during an MCM incident. The MCM ORR tool requires exercising the sharing of EEI every two years during an MCM-related incident. There is an opportunity to work with partners to align EEI sharing processes for the HPP-PHEP J.1 and the MCM ORR by conducting an MCM-oriented exercise or drill every two years and, on alternate years, conducting an exercise or drill to share EEI for other hazards. Data from HPP-PHEP J.1 will apply directly to the MCM ORR.
This measure intends to capture information on the communication of incident-specific public health/medical EEI. Determination of which EEI are to be requested or collected during a response, as well as which local entities should report the information and the timeframe in which the information should be reported, should be based on established plans, protocols, and procedures, but are ultimately at the discretion of the incident commander or designee.
If large volumes of EEI are collected in an incident, it is the responsibility of the recipient to determine which of this information was “essential”—and therefore able to count towards the numerator and denominator—for this PM.
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