Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

July 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 7

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Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (July 2013) 

Disaster preparedness

The Boston Marathon bombings got me thinking about many things, particularly disaster preparedness. Disaster preparedness isn’t a concern limited to police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Healthcare organizations have to prepare constantly to care for people injured in any type of disaster, from acts of terrorism to accidents and natural disasters.


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