Crisis Communications

  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Ruling

    Published on September 16, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860), commonly referred to…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Oct 12, 2017
  • “…Or High Water”: A Business Continuity Case Study

    The Importance of Business Continuity and Leveraging Resource Loss Based Planning SITUATION On Sunday, January 8, 2017, the temperature in Cleveland, OH dropped significantly, which caused a water pipe to burst in the hallway of our building,…

    Morgan Perry, AMBCI Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Feb 20, 2017
  • Chaos in Cleveland?

    SETTING THE STAGE This morning was a non-eventful morning.  I was sitting in my office, sipping on my coffee, and working on my monthly reports. Then, the manager of our office building entered our lobby. The Michael…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | May 13, 2015
  • Business Continuity Plans 101

    In previous articles, Avalution has espoused the value of using a management systems approach to business continuity and articulated the notion that business continuity is more than just a collection of plan documentation. This approach is reflected…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Jan 15, 2014
  • Integrating Cyber Security and Business Continuity

    The last several years have continued to see an increase in the sophistication and volume of cyber threats, with a 42% increase in targeted attacks in 2012 (as reported by Symantec, in its 2013 Internet Security Threat…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 05, 2013
  • How to Establish an Early Warning System

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the sixth in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system, including value-adding elements of the standard or requirements that…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Nov 21, 2013
  • Crisis Communications: An Organizational Balancing Act

    For an organization experiencing a crisis, the ever-persistent nature of our 24/7 global society means that impacts extend well beyond the location of the crisis. Organizations that successfully manage and respond to disruptive events do so because…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 19, 2012
  • Crisis Management Team Leadership Success: A Combination of Natural Abilities and Learned Skills

    Your organization has spent considerable resources preparing for disruptive events, and now a crisis is looming. Plans are in place, detailing assigned roles and responsibilities that involve crisis leadership, as well as response and recovery procedural execution.…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 29, 2012
  • Twitter: Business Continuity in 140 Characters or Less

    What do CNN, Dalai Lama, FEMA, and Avalution all have in common? All embrace social media in the form of Twitter to interact with users and share breaking news. Displaying topics ranging from H1N1 and Haiti to…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 26, 2010