The U.S. health system is not sufficiently prepared to respond to a major disaster: funding is limited, private and public efforts are not integrated, communications systems are incompatible and infrastructure is inadequate, according to PwC's report, Closing the Seams: Developing an Integrated Approach to Health System Disaster Preparedness
. In this installment of Straight Talk
, Health Industry leaders talk about the steps health executives should take to ensure an effective response to a disaster. This session was held at Modern Healthcare’s Chicago headquarters on March 10, 2008. Fawn Lopez, Vice President and Publisher of Modern Healthcare
was the moderator.
Roundtable participants included:
Hear firsthand healthcare industry leaders talk about the steps health executives should take to ensure an effective response to a disaster.
- C. Duane Dauner, President and CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento, CA.
- Michael Dwyer, Director, Healthcare Advisory Services, PwC, San Francisco, CA
- James James, M.D., Director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Reponse, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
- Robert Wise, M.D., Vice President of the Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL