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A Practical Tool for Business Continuity During a Flu Pandemic

September 18, 2007. During this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Uwe Reischl, PhD, MD, and Newell Gough, PhD, MBA, discuss a business continuity management tool they developed with input from the health department and local businesses.

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Tools and Resources, Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

During this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Uwe Reischl, PhD, MD, and Newell Gough, PhD, MBA, discuss a business continuity management tool they developed with input from the health department and local businesses. The new tool allows management to estimate the potential impact of an avian influenza pandemic on an organization’s ability to continue business operations. Key steps in the use of this new tool are presented.

Air date: September 18, 2007

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the framework logic of the new management tool
  • Identify primary uses of the tool in pandemic preparedness planning
  • Visualize the specific impacts of high absenteeism on an organization
  • Articulate the importance of mitigating the impact of pandemic flu through cross training

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff; Corporate health and safety personnel; Risk managers; Hospital administrators

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Tools and Resources, Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Uwe Reischl, PhD, MD, is a professor of health sciences at Boise State University. Dr. Reischl is a public health physician with specialization in occupational health and disaster preparedness planning. He received his undergraduate and graduate training at the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health. He received his medical training at the University of Ulm in Germany where he obtained his MD- PhD degrees. Dr. Reischl served as a science advisor to the global advisory committee on health research of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Newell Gough, PhD, MBA, is a professor of management at Boise State University. Dr. Gough received his PhD degree from the University of Utah and his MBA degree from the University of Montana. Dr. Gough specializes in the evaluation of intellectual property management, technology transfer, corporate entrepreneurship, and strategic management. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Gough is a management consultant to high-growth technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Boise State University, Dr. Gough held various management positions in an innovative retail business.

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