Session ID: 
64

Learning from the Devastating Effects of Three Hurricanes: The Critical Role of Health IT

3:00pm - 4:00pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Palazzo L

Description

During the 2017 hurricane season, Mother Nature launched an all-out assault on portions of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  With harsh winds, heavy rain resulting in historic flooding, and the aftermath that affected every aspect of human existence, there are lessons for all to learn regardless of the type of natural disaster. From a health IT perspective, many prepare for a potential disaster across infrastructure, communications, and alternatives to patient care delivery that organizations hope never occur. However, in the case of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, it affected every aspect of healthcare operations. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Receive a summary overview of the impact on health IT of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
  • Identify the specific impact of the natural disasters on Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  • Describe ways to strengthen health IT organizational disaster plans to minimize impact should a disaster strike

Speaker(s): 

Chief Information and Technology Officer,
Servicios de Salud Episcopales (SSE)
Professor of Health Informatics and Management ,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Enterprise Sales Executive,
Allscripts
Continuing Education Credits: 
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

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