Storm watchers have had their eyes fixed on Hawaii for the past week or so, waiting to see what havoc Hurricane Lane might create. Besides the fact that the feared widespread destruction didn’t materialize, the real weather story is likely to unfold on the East Coast of the mainland over the next few weeks. The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November, typically peaks in September. HealthIntelligence just posted an article examining the role that telehealth might play in helping patients connect with healthcare providers when getting to a facility proves to be a daunting task in the wake of a natural disaster. That could, in fact, be a godsend—provided the necessary systems are up and running. If telehealth is your go-to option in times of disaster, it would wise to do widespread testing, and still have a back-up plan that’s communicated to your entire team and that can be shared with your community. JUCM assembled a roundtable of urgent care thought leaders to share their views on this topic. Now might be the perfect time to read Disaster Strikes—What’s the Plan for Your Urgent Care Center? in our archive.
Hurricane Season is About to Peak: Do You Have a Plan in Place?