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MD EPN Table Top Exercise: Cyber Security_Operation Locked Out

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Meeting House in Columbia, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045

Cyber Security: Operation Locked-Out

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register today!

About this Event

This in-person event is being held in partnership between the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) and the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response (MDH OP&R) as part of the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Network (MD EPN). The opportunity to perform a tabletop exercise is intended to help home and community-based providers prepare to not only meet emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers but also to assist all home care providers in developing a cyber event plan. 

This exercise will be a clinically relevant scenario led by an expert facilitator and will meet federal requirements. The interactive workshop will test an agency's ability to communicate, provide continuity of care, work without access to EMR, and protect confidential information. It will meet the testing and training requirements of the CMS regulations. Bring your preparedness team and emergency preparedness policies to work on your plan simultaneously. 

Each attendee will receive an After Action Report that they can take back to their agency for completion

Please note that if you wish to utilize this exercise to meet an accreditation standard, please review your accrediting body's criteria in advance of the event. 

About the Facilitator

Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC

National Healthcare Disaster Professional

With over 25 years of experience, Barbara is internationally known for her expertise in disaster preparedness and leadership. She specializes in emergency disaster planning, bioterrorism, health care development, and operations. She provides education to law enforcement and government agencies, health care providers, the private sector, first responders, and national and state associations in all aspects of disaster preparedness. Barbara serves as a subject matter expert for ASPR TRACIE, which stands for Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange. This exchange was created to meet healthcare coalitions' information and technical assistance needs, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

In addition, Barbara was appointed to the National Quality Framework's Healthcare Readiness Committee to create a national framework for response published in June 2019. She has also been invited to MIT, Boston, to attend their collaborative symposium on Building Health Equity through Resilient Power.


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