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Emergency preparedness: be ready for unanticipated electronic health record (EHR) downtime.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition! August 25, 2022:27(17)1-6.

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September 7, 2022

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition! August 25, 2022:27(17)1-6.

Unanticipated health information system downtime can occur for technical or malicious reasons and healthcare organizations should be prepared for such disruptive events. This article highlights training, planning, simulation, and leadership support as key elements in the successful response to unplanned information system events to manage staff stress and patient safety.

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition! August 25, 2022:27(17)1-6.

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