Introducing a New Preparedness Tool for Health Organizations

The COVID-19 pandemic uncovered the need for widespread disaster planning within hospitals, from high-level management to the individuals on each floor. HKS research shows that all players — from front desk security to the cleaning crew — need to know how they fit into the overall response long before a disaster arrives at the door. HKS Advisory Services created a Critical Event Preparedness Tool to help hospital leaders get a head start on disaster response so they can swiftly and effectively switch into and out of response mode when the time comes.

Contact Sarah Holton to learn how this tool could benefit your organization.

This project was completed as a part of HKS’ Research Incubator program. This annual initiative empowers practitioners throughout the firm to invest focused time and energy into exploring topics that encourage innovation and a culture of curiosity. To learn more about this program, please contact us at [email protected].