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Healthcare organizations continue to face increased regulatory burdens as well as internal and external threats to information security. The ability to restore access to information systems after a major calamity requires a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). This research note will provide the framework for a DRP that meets HIPAA guidelines and ensures clinical continuity.
Pre-Disaster Recovery Checklist
The primary element of any DRP is the pre-disaster recovery checklist. Since the purpose of a DRP is to restore information resources in the event of a disaster, all application environments must be examined and accounted for. Most importantly, completing the checklist will form the basis of a template that can be applied to this planning process: