Tech lessons from healthcare facilities that survived recent natural disasters

Many hospitals are not ready for a natural disaster

September 21, 2018

A new survey reveals some  things healthcare facilities should be putting in place to minimize the impact of natural disasters, according to a MDLinx website.

Secure messaging and patient communications should be a priority for most facilities. Dependence on non-HIPAA compliant disaster communications methods is a problem. 

Only 44 percent of survey respondents said HIPAA-compliant medical messaging is a key requirement of a disaster preparedness plan. 

Telehealth could also prove useful in treating stranded patients. Forty-five percent of respondents said ift was a valuable option, but connectivity and technical glitches at impacted utilities could be challenging.

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