According to a recent Meritalk report, 82% of health IT executives report that their organizations are not prepared for a downtime. Not only does this raise major concern in the area of patient care, but also brings into question the economics of some of these institutions.
Many organizations have faced a downtime of one kind or another. Most healthcare organizations have even faced an unplanned downtime. In today’s world, with technology evolving at a constant rate, a HIT system, Application or Network downtime shouldn’t effect an organization nearly as much as it has in the past. Business continuity tools make any type of downtime manageable, if they are in place.
Once a downtime starts, chaos typically quickly ensues. Physicians scramble to use paper charts, only to realize the most recent information on patient is unavailable. Organizations have become so dependent on electronic records, that using paper based data as a backup strategy was not viable. Tools such as the Summit Downtime Reporting System enable hospitals to rely entirely on electronic records, worry free.
Downtime Reporting systems provide clinical and non-clinical users with a snapshot of key information, which is easily accessible from multiple touch points within their hospital. You can push critical report data to countless nursing units, ancillary departments and IT to ensure downtime is as streamlined and stress free as possible.
For more information on the Summit Downtime Reporting System (DRS), join our webcast below. Hear Pomona Valley Hospital (PVH) discuss how they leverage Summit DRS to ensure they deliver critical patient reports on time and securely to designated downtime stations throughout their facility. With the delivery of 7 critical reports, throughout 54 downtime stations, reaching over 3,400 end users – PVH is prepared for any type of downtime they may face.
Pomona Valley Hospital Presents their Business Continuity
Strategy for HCIS and Network Downtime
Thursday, April 10th, 2014