Plan Before the Panic

McKinney, Maureen
November 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2009, Vol. 83 Issue 11, p35
Trade Publication
The article discusses the need for hospitals to develop and maintain a comprehensive disaster recovery plan, particularly with the use of integrated information technology (IT) solutions such as electronic medical records. Jack Kowitt, senior vice president and chief information officer at Parkland Health and Hospital System, pointed out that hospitals need to consider their capabilities for disaster recovery and determine whether an off-site recovery partner is needed. Planning includes the assessment of budget, facilities and existing equipment.


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