While we expect our new EHR system to function effectively and meet the needs we have specified for the practice

While we expect our new EHR system  to function effectively and meet  the needs we have specified for the practice,  disasters and  contingencies can happen. Power surges, storms, floods, or failure of a  main system server – these  are just a few of the events that should be  considered and planned for.

Conduct a search in our library and  learning center or with your web  search engine on “disaster planning for  HER.” Create a disaster plan  for a  small physician-owned practice or hospital. The disaster plan  should include at least:

  • communications  with patients and staff in case of emergency
  • handling  scheduling of appointments and patients
  • documenting  clinical care while the EHR is down, and
  • a  plan for training or rehearsing staff response

Your completed paper should be 2-3  pages in length.