CIOs and other health IT leaders shouldn’t just be thinking about how to bring systems back online after a disaster, but also how to help the business recover and get back in operation, says John Mason.
Going from a data center to a single rack of equipment can result in a safer, more stable environment, and create cost savings that can be applied in other, much-needed areas, says Bill Russell.
For CIOs, the horrific events in Texas should serve as a call to action to revisit your HIE and make sure your organization is prepared to access and share data in an emergency, says Sue Schade.
The impact of a natural disaster can by felt by many – not just those who are directly affected – and can last for years, says Kate Huvane Gamble, recalling her experience with a hurricane five years ago.
Having solid core values and leaders who model positive behavior is always important – but never more so than during a crisis, says CIO Bill Rieger, who talks about his team’s experience during Hurricane Matthew.