Data disaster recovery planning key for healthcare facilities

March 16, 2017

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.

Read the article.



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