Disaster recovery now key for healthcare organizations

Disaster recovery now key for healthcare organizations

April 9

The reliance on electronic data among many healthcare organizations in recent years has made decision-makers realize their need for robust backup and recovery software to protect information in the event of an IT disaster. This trend was noted in a recent report by Becker’s Spine Review.

“Defending electronic health records from disasters, power outages, and other problems is integral to staying compliant, profitable, and maintaining a reputation for quality and commitment to patient privacy,” the industry news provider stated.

Becker’s also pulled from a Computer Technology Review report to highlight disaster recovery strategies and best practices that all healthcare organizations should follow and take into account.

Decision-makers should start, according to the report, by determining how much downtime the organization can tolerate. They should also identify the types of information they store and where it is housed. With these points, and others, in mind, an organization can better craft a DR plan.

That is good advice for any company developing a disaster recovery program, according to InformationWeek. In a recent report, the news provider also highlighted the fact that utilizing backup and regular tests will ensure that enterprise data is as protected as possible.