Business Continuity

  • Risk-Based Thinking and Business Continuity Planning

    I use the term all the time. Avalution’s leadership team, and by extension, the firm’s product/service-related messaging often uses it. A quick Google search returns nearly 6.8 million results in under a second. The term I’m referring…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 23, 2018
  • Business Continuity Software – More than “Just Plans”

    I had a conference call last Friday with a very experienced professional regarding the purpose and intent of business continuity software. She made an interesting comment, in which she proclaimed, “It’s all about the recovery plans.” I…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Mar 06, 2018
  • 9 Tips for Business Continuity Management Success

    Business Continuity Management (BCM) is vital in preparing and protecting business operations from disruptions caused by threats stemming from cyber-attack and natural disasters, as well as resource unavailability such as building loss, technology loss, staff absenteeism, and…

    Elaine Tomlin, MBCI Elaine Tomlin, MBCI | Feb 09, 2018
  • What is HICS and What are HICS Forms?

    The Basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Framework If your hospital or health system has an initiative to improve the emergency preparedness program, or if you have moved into a new role that has emergency…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 06, 2017
  • A Cross-Functional Approach to Hospital Preparedness

    Bringing Together HICS, Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recovery, and Information Security Hospitals place high importance on delivering uninterrupted care regardless of circumstances, and, as such, invest heavily in preparedness.  Hospitals that are the most successful in achieving…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 09, 2017
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most comprehensive personal data privacy regulation ever issued, and its implementation deadline in May 2018 is approaching quickly. With the potential fines accompanying noncompliance, GDPR has shifted the business world’s…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Nov 02, 2017
  • Avalution Opens European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

    For over 12 years, Avalution has been laser focused on business continuity and recently expanded into information security due to trends toward integrated risk management. Until recently, Avalution delivered consulting services and supported our Catalyst SaaS solution with…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Oct 30, 2017
  • 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
  • Breaking Down Silos – Evolving an Incident Command System to Include Business Continuity

    An Effective Business Continuity Program can Enhance Your Emergency Management Capabilities and Drive Higher Levels of Preparedness Across the Organization Many organizations that we encounter have an obligation to support the community in time of crisis, including…

    Rose Reilly Rose Reilly | Sep 12, 2017
  • Business Continuity Planning: Centralized and Decentralized Approaches

    Broadly speaking, there are two approaches to structuring a business continuity program. A centralized structure involves leading and executing the business continuity planning process within a single team and engaging the business as needed. A decentralized structure…

    Morgan Perry, AMBCI Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Aug 28, 2017