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.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Safety

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District Suffers Cybersecurity Attack

Attack compromised nearly 70,000 patients’ data.


CDC Awards $3.2 Billion to Aid Healthcare Infrastructure, Workforce

Funding also includes $140 million from a new appropriation for jurisdictions to strengthen and revitalize their public health infrastructure.


Guidelines Target Active Shooters in Healthcare

Guideline provides a framework to include preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from an active shooter or hostile event.


Hudson Regional Hospital Fined After Gun Cache Found

The New Jersey Department of Health found the hospital in violation of several licensing standards.


Leapfrog Group Announces Top Hospitals and Top Ambulatory Surgery Center Award

Over 100 U.S. hospitals received the Top Hospital Award.



News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

You Might Like