Disaster planning and critical communications
April 15, 2020
TORONTO – Last spring, on April 15, the world watched the iconic Notre Dame cathedral burn. On the approaching one-year anniversary of this devastating event in Paris, France, the headlines will likely be overshadowed by breaking news about the COVID-19 pandemic.
During these trying times, what lessons about communication and collaboration can we learn from the Notre Dame fire that will help us minimize harm and protect our hospitals, healthcare workers and patients? Join Dr. Ben Kanter (pictured) as he shares valuable insights into the critical role that effective, real-time communication plays during emergencies and in mission-critical environments.
Fire to Pandemic: Critical Communication for Critical Times
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3 pm ET)
Duration: 1 hour
- Explore the communication breakdowns that occurred during the Notre Dame fire.
- Understand the lessons learned from the fire and how those lessons can be used by healthcare leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Discuss how a single communication platform with hands-free devices can help reduce risk and improve patient and care team safety.
- Identify intelligent system integrations that can speed up staff response times, mitigate cognitive overload, and increase patient safety.
Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP
Chief Medical Information Officer, Vocera
As the CMIO at Vocera, Dr. Ben Kanter works closely with clinicians and engineers to co-design the next generation of real-time communication and collaboration solutions for hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Vocera, Dr. Kanter worked as an industry consultant and thought leader with several innovative healthcare IT companies. He also served as the CMIO at Palomar Health in San Diego, where he spent seven years on the executive management team. Dr. Kanter earned his medical degree and completed internal medicine training at Northwestern University. He completed post-doctoral studies in both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the U.C.S.D. Medical center in California. Dr. Kanter is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and medical informatics.