Healthcare providers and patients seeking information on how to deal with the effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey can turn to easily-accessible, online resources for help.
General hurricane resources:
HHS' Office of Public Health Emergency provides resources for professionals, as well as information on the safe use of drugs that may have been damaged by water or heat. The CMS is coordinating requests for Section 1135 waivers that would allow changes to how Medicare and Medicaid is used in states affected by a public health emergency. You can follow PHE on Twitter using @PHEgov.
The Florida Hospital Association has done the same for hospitals' employees in the state impacted by Hurricane Irma. To make donations that will go directly to member hospitals to distribute to their employees, visit the Florida Hospital Association's site. The site also includes regular updates of hospital closures, waivers approved by the CMS, information on processes hopsitals should undertake when they are reopening and other helpful information.