At Clearpath, we work with a number of community hospitals. Like all verticals, healthcare has its own set of unique elements and challenges - the most important of which is related to system downtime. It’s not a revelation that downtime costs money; that is well-documented. However, in a hospital setting, downtime has the potential to impact patient health and well-being. Imagine the impact of downtime when trying to register a new patient in the ER, when pulling up an MRI in a patient room, or requesting medication from the on-site pharmacy. All of these tasks depend on reliable backend IT systems. Although system downtime is a component of any IT environment, it is especially important for hospitals to invest in business continuity strategies that will minimize the amount of planned and unplanned downtime wherever possible.