EHR systems are not failure-proof. Systems have glitches, bugs, system upgrade time, viruses, and file corruption, and they can be affected by power failures.
Scenario: You are one of the executive officers in your hospital. A few days ago there was a power failure that lasted the majority of the day. It was a disaster, as there were no protocols in place to use when the EHR system went down. The CEO is angry about the lost revenue and angry with you because IT reports to you.
In your first post:
Describe the problems that can result from even a temporary loss of the EHR, including the impact on patient care and revenue.
Describe how a facility can prevent these disasters from impacting patient care and revenue by discussing backup plans, policies, equipment, or whatever your research indicates might be helpful. Be specific and comprehensive. Discuss many options, not just one.
Be sure to perform outside research and use credible sources to support your answers. You must properly cite these sources in your post to receive credit.
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