Global Vision Consortium

Plan, Prepare, Perform

Today’s complex health care environment requires that emergency planning go beyond the traditional approach to preparedness.  Clinical and Business Continuity planning identifies key clinical and business functions and the strategies required to recover them with minimal disruption to operations.  This course provides an in-depth presentation of key components to implement a Continuity of Operations program and how each enables an effective, long term approach to mitigating the risk of clinical and business interruption.

This course can be customized to meet the needs of the client and the intended audience (e.g., hospitals, clinics, public health departments, long term care, or a combination of all types of providers).


This course can be conducted in person (preferred), or by webinar. 

Personnel that have an active role in directing or conducting emergency management planning and are implementing or updating a business continuity program, including hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, critical access hospitals, public health agencies, home health agencies, rural health clinics and FQHCs, and emergency medical services agencies.

The ideal, in-person course is eight (8 hours in length); however, the course can be customized for time as needed by the client or broken into 2-hour modules.

Outcomes for Organization
Participants will have an operational knowledge of business continuity planning and the processes required to assess, organize, develop, and implement, a business continuity program for their organization.

This course can be customized with information for Administrators, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and other organizational leadership.

Outcomes for Students
This course will provide participants with an operational knowledge of business continuity planning and program development and implementation. Exercises are conducted throughout the course to ensure a hands-on practice of the processes and principles to develop a continuity plan.
Regulatory and Compliance Requirements
This course is compliant with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule (2016), and The Joint Commission Emergency Management Standard.
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the Responsibilities of the Healthcare Coalition Members in Continuity Planning
  • Compare and Contrast Continuity and Emergency Management
  • Identify the Elements of a Continuity Plan
  • Utilize the Hazard Vulnerability (Risk) Assessment to Guide Continuity Planning
  • Identify and Prioritize Essential Functions
  • Conduct a Business Process and Impact Analysis
  • Outline Next Steps in the Development of the Hospital Continuity Plan
  • Provide Resources for Continuity Planning
Topics Covered
  • Clinical and Business Continuity Overview
  • Program Establishment Process
  • Mission Critical and Business Function Assessment
  • Conducting the Business Impact Analysis
  • Interdependencies of service delivery and clinical/business functions
  • Contingency Planning Strategies
  • Integrating Emergency Preparedness and Continuity Planning
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Program and Plan Evaluation and Maintenance
  • Continuity Planning Toolbox
Continuing Education Credits
This training course is designed to be eligible for continuing education credits. GVC will work with the sponsoring organizations to facilitate the granting of continuing education units with appropriate state accrediting bodies.
Support Materials
Each student receives course materials, including the training slides and other support materials.
For More Information

Contact Cheryl Starling, RN
Phone:  916-251-7320

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