Data disaster recovery planning is an absolute must for healthcare facilities, according to an article on the Gazette website.
Electronic health records can be a matter of life and death and delayed access can mean problems for diagnosis.
Also, HIPAA-covered entities are required to have a contingency plan to ensure continued access to electronic protected health information (ePHI) in the event of a system failure.
Disaster and data loss can also be financially devastating to a business. According to a 2011 white paper by the AC Group, an hour of electronic health record downtime costs practices an average of $488 per hour.
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