According to survey results published last week during HIMSS14, inconsistent data backup and archiving practices at hospitals are “putting data and organizations at risk and unnecessarily straining IT storage budgets.”   

The study, conducted by HIMSS Analytics and sponsored by Boston-based storage services company Iron Mountain, was based on a survey of 150 senior-level technology professionals at hospitals across the nation. The survey assessed how hospitals protect data from potential loss or disaster, as well as archive it to meet long-term compliance requirements. Among the findings of the survey:

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