Boston, 2018 x2, MA
Oct. 15-16, 2018

Chris Laborde

Director of Training and Exercises
Connect Consulting Services

As an emergency program manager with the state of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Service, Chris Laborde managed the Center for Disease Control Public Health Emergency Programs (PHEP) and the Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant activities and resources, working with the federal, state, and Alaska Native Public Health issues in disaster response planning, training, exercise, education and resource development.

After the terrorist plane attach on 9-11 Chris started working for the federal government at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). She worked in both the Transportation Sector as a supervisor, transportation security officer/trainer and program analyst in the CBRNE Office, and in the Postal and Shipping Sector office.

Chris eventually transferred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a training specialist at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD. There she worked in the Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) office. There she developed and controlled tabletop and functional EOC-based exercises including Operations, EOC, Policy and SIMCELL components. She was also a Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) trainer.

October 15, 2018
11:30am - 12:15pm
America Ballroom

Imagine that hackers hit your organization with ransomware and gain full access to your system. Are you prepared to respond quickly and effectively to maintain business continuity and protect patient safety? Or will you go down like the Titanic?

In this tabletop exercise, seasoned business continuity experts set the stage, alerting the “healthcare facility” that it has been hit by ransomware. Then over the next 40 minutes they’ll take attendees on a simulated exercise, outlining the critical steps required to respond successfully to the attack and maintain or restore business continuity as fast as possible.

As the speakers will make clear: Disaster planning is the difference between having the essential tools at your fingertips or not.

Key discussion points

  • How to proactively assess your facility and your business continuity program.
  • Discuss elements of an effective business continuity plan - people, processes, technology
  • How to operationalize the core elements of a business continuity plan.
  • Review CMS’s new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers.

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