8 Disaster Prep Lessons for IT from Mercy Hospital in Joplin
More than ever, healthcare IT executives must be prepared for interruptions in service that take electronic health records and other information systems offline. Recovery plans often cover short-term crises, such as power failures, technology crashes or security-based interruptions. But hospitals also must have plans for catastrophic failures, such as the 2011 tornado that destroyed Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Here, the organization shares its experiences.