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Why believability matters in an effective disaster recovery plan

While the backbone of a disaster recovery plan is meeting HIPAA mandates, effective auditing strategies and data backup, find out why a plan that's believable goes a long way.

With the threat of natural disasters and large-scale emergencies always present, HIPAA-covered entities must protect personal health information (PHI), given federal law. The most viable way to protect PHI comes in the form of a disaster recovery plan, which is the framework of how an organization restores health care data due to a disaster of some kind.

In this podcast, Jeff Berwick, senior technical project manager at CareTech Solutions, explains why a believability factor plays a key role in achieving IT initiatives in the face of a disaster -- such as meeting HIPAA requirements.

Additionally, Berwick discusses the 2011 Joplin, Mo. tornado, effective audit procedures, how to develop a disaster recovery plan that aligns with a business continuity plan and, lastly, what features are most crucial to form a serviceable disaster recovery plan.

Let us know what you think about the story; email Craig Byer, Assistant Editor or contact @CraigByer on Twitter.

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