Improving disaster response starts with a simple concept: the ability to provide relief workers with the information they need at the point of care, says Mariann Yeager, who talks about how the Sequoia Project is working to do that.
When selecting an EHR, user experience is one of the most critical factors, but what’s just as important is finding a vendor partner that can help mitigate both current and future challenges, says CIO Patrick Yount.
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.