Downtime Procedures and Departmental Policies

  • Claudine Martin


A critical component of clinical operations in today’s electronic world is digital healthcare information and management system (DHIMS) and picture archival and communication system (PACS) networks. While medical images are used in all clinical areas, some specialties like emergency medicine and surgery rely heavily on the availability of these data. Medical management of a patient can either stop or be put on hold if images are not available. Additionally, printing film may not be an option for facilities due to reduction of all resources associated with the printing and handling of film.


Disaster Recovery Manual Data Entry Business Continuity Plan Information Technology Product Disruptive Time 

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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudine Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Poiesis InformaticsPittsburghUSA

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