Template for Business Impact Analysis after a Rain-Flood Situation in a Hospital Setting
Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg
August 27, 2013
All hospitals are expected to have a risk, emergency, and disaster management program. One of the expectations of the program is a business impact analysis (BIA).
Business impact analysis (BIA) can be defined as a process that identifies, quantifies, and qualifies the business impact on an organization of a loss, interruption, or disruption of business processes and provides the data from which appropriate continuity strategies can be determined. (from Emergency Management and Business Continuity Program CSA Z1600-08).
Below is a recommended template for business impact analysis after a rain-flood situation in a hospital setting. I suggest that all hospitals and their units or departments make a business impact analysis of the August 19-20, 2013 Maring – Habagat Rain-Flood Situation not only to learn how to do a BIA but also to mitigate the negative consequences of a future rain-flood situation in a hospital setting. The accomplished BIA should be submitted to a collating and analyzing body in the hospital such as the Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee; Business Development Committee; Finance Committee; etc. The results of the collation and analysis should be discussed at the corporate or hospital management level and then reported to all staff of the hospital for knowledge management purposes and also for collaboration in mitigation actions.
Business Impact Analysis after a Rain-Flood Situation in a Hospital Setting
Organization: Name of Hospital / Name of Unit (Department)
Date/s of Incident:
Business Opportunity Loss / Gain [based on average number* of admissions and procedures per day and cancellations]
- *Number is derived from track records during the past one year and during certain period of the year (month, holiday season, regular working day).
- Place NA if not applicable for non-revenue units.
Properties-related expenses (destruction, losses, recovery costs)
Workforce expenses (overtime, food, shelter, health, etc.)
Recommended strategies and action plans to meet the challenges of future rain-flood situations:
Prepared by / Position / Date: