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A devastating earthquake. A raging storm. An unrelenting flood. Each of these natural disasters could easily disable or dismantle the best-built health care facility in the world, as recent events in Japan have made all too clear.
Obviously, whenever destruction of this magnitude takes place, the top priority is patient safety and protection. But even if patients are evacuated and removed from harm's way, their medical records could still be damaged or lost in the wake of a calamity.