If there’s a power outage to the hospital’s main server room, bad things can happen to good people. Massive disruption can ensue for IT, clinicians and ultimately patients. To help minimise the potential effects of server disruption, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH) (Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom) recently improved its approach to disaster recovery. Taking a new approach LHCH is a high-achieving specialist hospital that decided to transform from paper to electronic patient records (EPRs)*. Over the course of 14 months, the organisation completed an on-time, on-budget implementation of SunriseTM from Allscripts in 2013. LHCH quickly recognised how valuable Sunrise clinical data was to the organisation’s daily workflow and asked the question, “How do we move from disaster recovery to disaster avoidance?” Let’s go back to that disruptive power outage for a minute. In a typical hospital […]