Review the following examples of the wealth of literature available online (or in journals) for lessons learned from healthcare institutions affected by Superstorm Sandy (2012) or Hurricane Katrina (2005). These examples appeared on the Healthcare Informatics: Healthcare IT Leadership, Vision, and Strategy website: “Hospitals Prepared for Hurricane Sandy by Bolstering Infrastructure” “Southampton Hospital CIO William Bifulco Reflects on His Team’s Hurricane Sandy Preparations” Post a 300 – 400 word description and explanation of a health IT contingency and disaster plan.
To do this:
Describe the essential parts of a health IT contingency and disaster plan, including recovery, continuity, communication, and recognition of responsibilities.
Explain the ever-growing importance for thorough and ongoing assessment and planning for downtime in light of the increasing use of health IT. Provide specific examples.