The Webinar will center around, Introduction to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service regulations (CMS.gov), vulnerabilities facing medical facilities, businesses, and emergency communications provided by Amateur Radio.
An Amateur Radio’s primary purpose for existing is to provide backup communications in times of disaster. The webinar presents methods used to provide communications when internet and phone systems are not accessible due to human-made or natural disasters.
Communications infrastructure vulnerability to disasters in the United States (U.S.) is significant Medical facilities accepting Medicare or Medicaid patients are required to have a backup communications system, or they may lose funding Voice and digital communications within and between facilities is not the only risk. The U.S. Power Grid Infrastructure is an easy target: facilities need to have a backup power source.
Dr. Michael Abitz is an Adjunct Professor at New Mexico Jr. College, Hobbs, NM. He received his Doctorate in Management from Colorado Technical University and Master of Science in Quality Assurance from California State University. He is a certified Six Sigma Quality Black Belt.
His areas of interest include teaching online; providing training to pacific rim suppliers in accelerated life testing of communications, computer and digital storage products; mentoring organizations in problem solving and process improvement; and to date cost savings include $15.6M in addition to $14M in sales.
Dr. Abitz's experiences include: aerospace and computer industries where he developed and presented training in: Organizational Process Improvement, Six Sigma (35 classes) and Root Cause Failure Analysis to U.S. companies and Pacific Rim suppliers