For the healthcare field in particular, lack of proper planning for disasters can result in potentially devastating consequences. Patient-centered care requires facilities and support systems that remain running 24/7, from fully functioning equipment to fully accessible electronic records. ReadySuite addresses this challenge. ReadySuite is an affordable, flexible, comprehensive collection of services that provides power generation, office space, technology and connectivity in the event of a disaster or disruption.
Here’s why the American Hospital Association (AHA) has endorsed the ReadySuite solution and why numerous hospitals across the U.S. count on Agility:
- Proper planning is not important - it is critical.
For hospitals, lack of proper planning for disasters can be disastrous. And, even the most robust recovery plans can have gaps. Agility’s ReadySuite solution is comprehensive and flexible. So, ReadySuite can act as a stand-alone recovery plan or fill the gaps for hospitals that already have a plan in place.
- Hospitals need to be operational immediately.
In times of crisis, a hospital and hospital staff are on the front lines. It is especially critical that a hospital be up and running following a disaster. Agility is on the scene quickly, often arriving before government response agencies.
- Hospitals have complex needs.
Hospital organizations have complex recovery requirements. Agility offers a flexible, adaptable and comprehensive solution that addresses this challenge. Agility can supply everything from generator fuel to servers to a fully functioning office to the location of your choice. And, our business continuity experts will be by your side when disaster strikes to create a recovery solution that meets your particular needs. The flexibility of our solution is unparalleled in the industry.
- People are a hospital’s most important asset.
People are the most important asset in any hospital. From your patient-facing staff to those serving administrative or management functions – patients can’t be appropriately served if the hospital staff does not have access to office space, technology such as computers and servers, phone and internet connectivity and power generation. ReadySuite is designed to deliver any or all of these requirements and help a hospital get its people up and running immediately following a disaster.
- Hospitals need to be connected.
A hospital needs to ensure it remains connected at all times, especially with electronic medical records and HIPAA requirements. And, during a major disaster, hospital phone lines need to be open. Agility has one of the most robust satellite solutions on the market, ensuring phone and Internet connectivity that is not reliant on local infrastructure.
- Hospitals need to watch the bottom line.
Like any other business, a hospital needs to keep costs down. The ReadySuite solution is a perfect complement to this requirement. Membership starts at $495/month. This membership fee provides access to Agility’s extensive recovery assets. Then, should you declare a disaster, Agility will deliver the assets you need to get back up and running. During a recovery, we will only bill our out-of-pocket recovery expenses. In effect, a disaster is a non-financial event to Agility - we never profit from a disaster.
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“Having Agility, we feel as though we are not alone in coming up with and implementing solutions for our small hospital during a disaster. It is comforting to know that we have some backup to help with solutions during a disaster response.”
Clay Hart, R.N. CEN
Mt San Rafael Hospital