Mitch Saruwatari is vice president, quality and compliance for LiveProcess, which offers a centralized Web-based platform that helps hospitals manage their disaster preparedness plans and response. He is a 15-year veteran of healthcare and emergency management, having served as acting national director for healthcare continuity management and national threat assessment manager for Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest private integrated healthcare delivery system. Saruwatari also has a background in epidemiology and co-chaired the development of the National Incident Management System compliant Hospital Incident Command System. He was recently named an advisory member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Emergency Responder Task Force, which will work on advancing interoperability across emergency response and healthcare stakeholders for more efficient and informed emergency medical response across the entire continuum of care.
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