Hospitals and Health Systems

5 Steps to an Effective Disaster Communications Plan

Ben Henson
July 10, 2018

Creating disaster communications plans can be complex, especially in healthcare when so much is at stake. Disasters and disruptions can happen at any time. You must be prepared in the event your systems go down. Key to that response is having a disaster communication tool, not dependent on the network or power of the location.

The only logical device that fits this description is a personal smartphone. By having a BYOD policy in place that allows secure messaging applications, you’ll empower your staff to keep communication lines open.While disaster communication plans have many factors, we’ve simplified some best practices into five steps. Navigate your way through disaster communications planning with this helpful advice.

The Author
Ben Henson

A lifelong communicator, this Tennessee native got his start in broadcast news before branching out into public media, corporate, communications, digital advertising, and integrated marketing. Prior to joining QliqSOFT as the company's first marketing team member, Ben shared his talents with organizations that include the University of Alabama, iHeartMedia, and The Kroger Company.

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