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Prepared or Preparedness

Written by  ROGER LATHROP & DR. TOM PHELAN Thursday, 17 April 2008 22:40

The most recent disasters all have one common factor. It does not matter if the nature of the disaster is man-made or natural, accidental or intentional, local or global. This common factor is the need for qualified healthcare once the victims are identified and removed from the scene of whatever tragedy has befallen them.In the United States, a hospital often seems as close as the next corner in many areas, or even in the extreme a short Medivac flight away. Hospitals have extensive IT systems and disaster recovery plans to support them. Do they have business continuity plans for the business units when disaster strikes?