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Hospitals should involve IT representatives when staging disaster exercises to give other departments an idea on how IT will recover clinical systems in the event of a disaster, said Jim Grogan of Wayne, Pa.-based SunGard Availability Services. Performing risk assessments will help hospitals identify IT-related hazards prior to an actual disaster, added Timothy Rearick of North Highland in Tallahassee, Fla.
The HHS has announced plans to seek vendor proposals by year-end that would help launch the nationwide health information network into full operation. In a notice, the agency advised selected health IT vendors to come up with NHIN-based and interoperability-focused solutions, procedures and technical standards.