(HealthData Management 10/12/2017)

Healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients, and the financial security of the hospital, at risk.  In this article, Scott Cormier, Medxcel's Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety covers five key components to an effective emergency management plan.  The use of information technology in achieving these components is not always obvious, but it's clear that IT has a role to play in improving facilities' disaster preparation. 

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