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This article is part of the August 2012 issue of Storage needs for data backup in health care
Under federal law, HIPAA covered entities must implement procedures to protect and secure access to electronic protected health information (ePHI). What's more, such entities also had to supply a contingency plan to insure continued ePHI availability during emergencies or disasters. Learn more about HIPAA disaster recovery requirements How virtualized disaster recovery and a virtualized server environment can ensure HIPAA compliance What the Joplin tornado teaches hospitals about disaster recovery planning Questions about the HIPAA Security Rule or disaster recovery? Ask them at the Health IT Exchange! However, ePHI exists only in conjunction with data processing applications and, thus, can only be recovered together with those systems. Consequently, HIPAA disaster recovery requirements state the need for an ePHI data backup plan, along with disaster recovery and emergency mode operation plans. The intent of the data backup plan was to create systems that allowed for the restoration of all ePHI. The intent of the disaster recovery plan was to identify the ... Access >>>
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Tip: Developing a HIPAA-compliant storage plan
by Brien Posey
Establishing HIPAA-compliant storage plans requires a three-pronged approach to meet disaster recovery, data backup and emergency operations criteria.
What Joplin teaches hospitals about disaster recovery planning
by Don Fluckinger, News Director
Last month's tornado in Missouri left one hospital destroyed and others scrambling to treat patients. A new EHR system, fast vendor support and operational WAN all helped.
- Tip: Developing a HIPAA-compliant storage plan by Brien Posey
Meeting HIPAA disaster recovery requirements tough but possible
by Ray Lucchesi, Contributor
The HIPAA Security Rule requires all covered entities to create a disaster recovery plan but says little about what should go into such a plan. This tip fills in the gaps.
- Meeting HIPAA disaster recovery requirements tough but possible by Ray Lucchesi, Contributor
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