Cyber Attacks and System Failures: Do you have a sound plan to recover your data?

The Wannacry ransomware attack in May shut down businesses and healthcare providers around the world, including Britain’s National Health Service. While technically a cyber-attack, it brought to mind a significant central challenge health IT leaders must proactively address: Preparing for and responding to IT system failure in an increasingly complex, vulnerable and clearly unpredictable cloud-connected world.

While security may be top of mind, a comprehensive business continuity plan, including an alternative secure enterprise network and optimized cloud connectivity solution, is equally important.

Join Answers Media Network and Windstream on a webinar next week as we address key issues related to business continuity planning for recovering your data if, or when, your network goes down.

Webinar Title: Critical Condition: Business Continuity Planning in an Always-On, Cloud Connected, Patient-Centric World

When: Wednesday July 26th at 2pm ET
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In this session you’ll learn:

  1. Implications of operating in an always-on cloud connected environment
  2. Limitations of traditional networks to support cloud architectures
  3. Key considerations including application performance, network diversity, reliability and security and IT agility
  4. How technologies like SD-WAN, fixed wireless and DRaaS can help deliver consistent quality of care and a superior patient and clinician experience, regardless of what comes next

We’ll also share real world use cases to help you plan ahead.  That’s essential, because the mission critical nature of healthcare IT requires an equally critical approach to the network.


  • Molly True is a Healthcare Marketing Strategist for Windstream Enterprise.
  • Jan Bates is a senior IT leader at UK HealthCare, an academic medical center in Lexington, KY.

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