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Ray Lucchesi, Contributor Published: 12 Oct 2012

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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