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Nora has been a healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning expert, seasoned speaker in the field since 2002. She is the principal boss lady of Connect Consulting Services, a firm she started in 2009 which takes a holistic approach to healthcare emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
Nora also serves as a Contributing Writer for Emergency Management Magazine and has served as an Instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Affairs with a concentration in Disaster and Emergency Management. Ms. O’Brien also received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers and serves as the Chair of the IAEM Healthcare Caucus.
Training Sessions by Nora O’Brien
Based on CMS’s expanded conditions of participation, you had to have a compliant Emergency Preparedness Program released on November 15, 2017. All 17 types of Medicare providers and suppliers are required to comply with the guidelines (*including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)). […]Learn More