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Storage needs for data backup in health care
When most think about HIPAA compliance, the first thing that comes to mind is data security and preventing a breach. But, in actuality, a lot more goes into being HIPAA compliant. Namely, there are several storage and data backup requirements every health care organization must be mindful of.
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