BCP is often not a reality within a healthcare organization. Everyone will tell you, no worries, we have downtime procedures, but a single exercise or event will tell you there is plenty to worry about. Patient Safety is a paramount activity for any healthcare organization. The principles and guidelines for building a good patient safety program are the same for building a good continuity program. By working together, both programs can exceed the expectations of the organization. This session is interactive and designed for professionals of all levels to participate. Real life questions and pertinent examples always make the learning better. The experienced can share ideas and pick up some pointers, all others should come away with actionable ideas and constructs for building better continuity and safety programs.
Don’t let the title fool you, the concepts work very well in manufacturing, food companies and distribution companies too.
- Patient Safety is paramount, Business continuity planning can help
- We use the same processes and education for both activities.
- A safety mindset and a continuity mindset are very similar
- BCP exercising can find safety issues
- Patient safety has budget BCP may not.
About Fred Klapetzky
Fred has been working in business operations, physical and information security, information systems, and disaster recovery/business continuity since 1981.
Fred has worked in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Health Care, Publishing, Retail, Telecommunications, Higher Education, and e-commerce companies.
Fred was also a Federal Agent and pioneer in Computer Crime Investigations. His security knowledge and capabilities make him uniquely qualified to assess and recommend improvements in operations, facilities, technology and supply chains to ensure security, availability, and data integrity.