Few organisations have been able to implement a proactive, risk-based business continuity management programme to ensure both resilience of their key processes and maximisation of their continuity investments.
Hospitals face business and information continuity constraints even more than most industries: as medical records transition from paper to electronic form, patient safety depends on keeping records available. With computerised scanners and diagnostic tools, the volume of information to protect has greatly increased, providing a challenge to most traditional data protection systems.
In the event of a disaster, hospitals must still track what is happening, such as which patient had his injection, which one needs his medication and any other medical intervention from nurses and doctors: a patient’s life can be at risk if inappropriate or insufficient information continuity measures are implemented.
This shows the importance of an integrated business continuity and IT recovery programme adapted specifically for healthcare needs. The key is to be prepared and to know what to do in case of a major incident and how to still keep optimal traceability, healthcare quality and your patient’s wellness while the systems are restored.
Deloitte assists organisations worldwide in improving their resilience against disruption by providing a method of restoring key information and services to an agreed level within an agreed time after the start of the disruption.
Our broad range of experience in evaluating and implementing business continuity management frameworks in Luxembourg and abroad, along with the mature proprietary BCM methodology and tools that have been assisting clients around the world for many years, will support you in implementing a working business continuity solution that is adapted to your specific needs.