What is meant by “Severity Adjustment” in modern healthcare organizations

Question 1 
What is meant by “Severity Adjustment” in modern healthcare organizations? How is the severity adjustment actually calculated? 
Question 2
A key role for modern healthcare KM committee is protecting against loss or destruction of data. As a member of the KM committee, what provisions would you recommend for protecting the hospital’s data?
Question 3 
Review the following link to help with your answer: http://www.himss.org/ASP/index.asp

You have just finished your Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) degree (or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with emphasis in healthcare) from GHC. Computers have always been a special interest of yours, and as you review hospital and clinic job ads, you are seeing more and more positions posted for CIO and director of healthcare information systems. What will you do to make yourself highly marketable for these positions?