Hospitals and various healthcare settings such as doctors’ offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, and behavioral health facilities play a pivotal role in a community. They provide access to vital medical resources and ensure a high quality of life and health. Recent events have reminded us that, just like other critical community assets, hospital and healthcare facilities are vulnerable to disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, cybersecurity attacks, and other hazard threats that can result in a surge in demand, disrupt normal business operations, and cause potential reputational risk to future growth and opportunity. COVID-19 further reinforced the importance of enhancing the preparedness and resiliency of our hospital and healthcare systems and infrastructure.
Health Care Professionals understand that the success of a community’s healthcare and hospital network is dependent on its ability to plan, train, and exercise; collaborate with important community stakeholders, share this information in a secured manner across the healthcare network, and maintain compliance with the increasing federal regulatory requirements and guidance.