Dancing with the Black Elephant


Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School-
Dancing with the Black Elephant (DWBE) is a podcast series focused on the topic of enterprise risk management and related topics. The goal of the podcast is to feature the latest thinking in ERM and current practices as they apply to real world examples. DWBE will feature speakers from around the risk management practice area, including connected fields of business continuity and disaster recovery, crisis and emergency management, and mitigation.


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E7 - Riding The Wave Andrew Boyarsky President Pinnacle Performance Management

Episode 7 In this episode, the table is turned on me, and your regular host, Andrew Boyarsky, is interviewed by Katherine Boyarsky , the host’s niece who is a healthcare specialist (both bios below.) In this episode we discuss how healthcare professionals and organizations need to prepare for handling COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, in their operations and what they may expect in the near term. Andrew Boyarsky, MSM, PMP, CBCP, is President of Pinnacle Performance Management, and an emergency management and disaster recovery specialist with 25 years of experience in project management and 18 years in emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Project and Emergency Management at NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). Katherine Boyarsky is a registered nurse and oncology specialist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. She also co-owns CXD Studio, a creative marketing agency, where she is responsible for managing marketing and copywriting services. Katherine is a regular contributor for Florence Health, a site dedicated to sharing information from healthcare providers to fellow providers. Links that we discuss in this episode: Johns Hopkins CSSE Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Information on COVID-19 for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19) technical guidance for patient management: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/patient-management