WarSec Security specializes in healthcare security and safety consultation, facility and program assessment, staff education and regulatory compliance. Bryan Warren, MBA, CHPA, CPO-I is President and chief consultant at WarSec Security and has over 33 years in the healthcare security, safety and emergency management fields. He has conducted healthcare security assessments and training workshops across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, an MBA with a focus on legal foundations of healthcare. Bryan is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator as well as Certified Protection Officer Instructor and has served on a number of national taskforces including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Infrastructure Protection. Bryan is a Past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), a former Sector Chief in the FBI’s Infragard program, a Field Liaison Officer for the NC DHS Information Sharing And Analysis Center (ISAAC) and a volunteer leader in numerous professional associations. In these roles he has published a wide variety of articles and position papers and provided presentations nationally and internationally on the healthcare environment. Bryan has been named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Security in the US by Security Magazine and as one of the Top 30 Voices in Healthcare Security by Forbes magazine. Bryan has been awarded a copyright for his innovative process for determining appropriate staffing levels for security in healthcare facilities (see details on the following page) and has been extensively involved with the impacts of Covid related issues regarding healthcare security and safety. Recently, he was privileged to serve on The Joint Commission's Standards Review Panel for the creation of their first standards regarding Workplace Violence in healthcare.
I was honored to have served on the TJC standards review panel in the creation of their new Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements. Effective January 1, 2022, new and revised workplace violence prevention requirements will be applicable to all Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. The new and revised requirements provide a framework to guide hospitals and critical access hospitals in developing strong workplace violence prevention systems. The new prepublication standards can be found here.
Please read my latest article on potential Covid related security issues on LinkedIn.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, I have had the privilege of being sought out by a number of security publications to assist with educating healthcare organizations on how to better prepare for security related issues regarding patient surges and supply chain assessment during this time of uncertainty.
Click here as I discuss security strategies for validating resources and making your security program a business enabler in a recent SecurityInfoWatch webinar.
Click here as I join a panel of esteemed healthcare professionals with Campus Safety Magazine to discuss recovery efforts after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click here to join me and the security leadership at Johns Hopkins Health System to discuss security and safety preparedness during the Covid-19 crisis.
Click here for an article from ASIS Online and Security Management Magazine regarding supply chain security for hospitals.
Click here for an updated article on patient surge events and how healthcare security professionals can work with others in their organization to prepare for a sudden influx of patients (this includes links to the "On the Safe Side Toolkit" which I helped to create several years ago to assist in such situations).
Click here for a webinar on the same topic from Campus Safety HQ.