Ανάκαμψη πληροφοριακών συστημάτων υγείας μετά από καταστροφή
Disaster recovery of health information systems
Αγγελινός, Γεώργιος Ν.
SubjectΠληροφοριακά συστήματα -- Μέτρα ασφαλείας ; Electronic data processing departments -- Security measures ; Disasters ; Υγεία -- Πληροφοριακά συστήματα
The operation of a hospital is a particularly complicated process. A hospital's efficient operation requires harmonization between Medicine and Economics, with the information system materializing the policies that allow these disciplines to function at the predetermined blend of implementation. Once the information system has been developed, the hospital operations - quantitatively as well as qualitatively- will be covered more and more by it. Thus, the continuous use of the IS renders it an essential supporting tool for the operation of the hospital. Nowadays, a great number of hospitals base their operations upon their information system, exhibiting total dependence on it. Inefficiency of the information support of the hospital operations caused by any kind of disaster (natural, artificial, deliberate or out of neglect), will bring the hospital into a crisis situation. Thus, the anticipation of the management of the crisis that will result from the weakness of the information support of the hospital's operations - regardless of the cause - becomes necessary. The advisable solution to manage this type of crisis is by planning ahead the recovery of the information system.