Thursday, January 14, 2010

What IT can do to support Haiti

Many hospital staff have friends and family in Haiti. It may not seem obvious that IT can make a difference, but here's what we're doing at BIDMC to support the Haitian community.

We are diligently working to install phones that enable direct calling to Haiti and public internet kiosks in several campus public areas so that all staff, even those without a work computer, can get personal email and internet access as they attempt to contact their friends and relatives.

I highly recommend that all IT Leaders ask their staff how they can support the effort to bring comfort and assistance to those who need voice and data connectivity to Haiti.

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