Picking up the pieces after Hurricane Harvey

While some of our Texas friends and neighbors began trickling back to their water-logged homes and businesses this week, others who have weathered the storm are just starting their evacuation journey as the continued rain, Harvey's second landfall, and flooding from overflowing reservoirs continue to wreak havoc.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.

Online resources abound for everything from insurance filing to accessing your personal health records. Here are a few we thought would be most helpful to our readers:

DisasterAssistance.gov  is a disaster information clearinghouse, includes everything from instructions for filing a National Flood Insurance Program claim to links to other government resources that offer aid with food, housing, legal issues, loans - and even career development for those suffering loss of livelihood.

TMA – Texas Medical Association provides resources specific to physician practices, such as news about the impact on MIPS reporting and state waivers of some health insurance rules, as well as public health precautions.

Small Business Association site includes information on Disaster Loans and links to other government sites with particular emphasis on the needs of businesses.

We wish you all the best on the long journey ahead and will continue to share any information we believe could be helpful to those reconstructing their lives and businesses.

The Third Rock Team

Julie Rennecker, PhD, BSN
About the Author

Julie Rennecker, BSN, PhD is an organizational development consultant specializing in the people and process challenges related to healthcare technology change. With 10 years bedside clinical experience (ICU, ER, behavioral health), a PhD in Organizational Behavior from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, five years on the Information Systems faculty at Case Western Reserve University, and more than 15 years’ research and consulting experience, she brings a unique synthesis of clinical, academic, and industry experience to bear on client problems and opportunities. She holds a Certificate in Health IT and Health Information Exchange from the University of Texas and is a credentialed EpicCare Ambulatory trainer.

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