Magazine Article | June 23, 2015

Finding Teachable Moments In The Ebola Epidemic

Source: Health IT Outcomes

Compiled by Amanda Griffith, Contributing Writer

The North Shore–LIJ Medical Group refined its workflows and EHR processes to respond to last year’s Ebola outbreak, providing a blueprint for how to leverage technology to address future health epidemics.

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history that resulted in more than 10,000 deaths. When the Ebola epidemic reached its peak and the threat moved to U.S. soil, healthcare systems across the country went into red alert and some feared they weren’t prepared to handle an illness such as this.