We prepared a free printable checklist that can help your organization and staff prepare for a natural disaster!
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the combination of property damage and spending on aid and relief cost the US a total of $306 billion in 2017. Last year shattered the previous cost record, which was set in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina, Rita, Dennis, and Wilma caused $214 billion in damage.
Healthcare leaders should consider the impact a hurricane could have on their facilities, as well as their ability to care for patients, the impact to their staff and their bottom line.
Through continuity planning, your organization can better understand how critical areas function, both internally and externally, and make a clear determination which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the organization operating. At SecureNetMD, we encourage all healthcare providers to take a proactive role in disaster preparedness and we’ve compiled some tips that you can begin implementing today to improve business continuity and staff preparedness.