Tech can help healthcare facilities guard against disaster

June 21, 2019

Whether it’s a natural disaster or a ransomware attack, keeping data safe and accessible requires a range of IT tools, including firewalls, data encryption and monitoring solutions, and services such as health information exchanges, data centers and cloud solutions, according to an article on the Health Tech website.

For instance, East Harlem’s NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, the nation’s largest public hospital system is getting a $52 million capital infusion to upgrade its infrastructure, including $25 million to upgrade the emergency power system, critical to ensuring access to health IT systems, including networks, computers and medical devices, during an emergency.

Among the technologies organizations use to protect themselves are:

• Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to ensure the flow of

• Drones to deliver kits for critical care and mass casualty response

• Telehealth capabilities

• Flash storage

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