More than 1,600 hospitals, nursing homes, doctors offices and clinics experienced fires annually during the four-year period 2003 to 2007, according to a National Fire Protection Association report released in February 2010.The impact on some of these health care facilities was significant, with damage to active patient records; electronic media; pictures, including sonograms and angiograms; X-rays; and other critical records. Fires were not the only causes of document damage. Other health care facilities had to contend with documents damaged by floods or mold.
Prompt and appropriate action is necessary to recover and restore these important documents, reduce recovery costs, and minimize interruptions to business. For example, studies show that mold can begin to grow on water-damaged documents within 48 hours of exposure.
Those health care facilities best prepared to deal with these catastrophic situations have a document recovery specialist identified as part of their emergency preparedness plans. This accelerated the recovery and restoration of damaged documents – giving doctors, nurses, and other medical staff the most immediate access to recovered documents critical to treating their patients and performing administrative services.
Rapid Refile is among the premier document recovery firms in the U.S. It has a competitive advantage over many firms because it specializes in both of the primary methods of document recovery: vacuum freeze-drying, which is highly effective in reclaiming damaged books, and desiccant drying, that is highly effective in recovering individual documents and electronic media.
The Rapid Refile Rapid Response Program is an important element in many emergency preparedness plans. The program is specifically designed to expedite document recovery and restoration in critical, time-sensitive situations.
Health care facilities and hospitals taking advantage of the program share information with Rapid Refile on the types and volume of their documents, how they are stored, and their insurance carriers. With this information in its data base, Rapid Refile is prepared to respond efficiently and effectively to document recovery projects. Health care facilities and hospitals that participate in the Rapid Response Program are given priority over other businesses in disaster situations and receive a free inspection of the damage and proposal for services.
For immediate assistance or to enroll in Rapid Refile’s no-cost Rapid Response Program, Contact Us.
Members of Rapid Refile’s professional team have provided document recovery services to leading health care facilities and hospitals across the United States including: