Healthcare is becoming increasingly reliant on digital technology and the data it generates. Technology is now integrated into operations at virtually every level—handheld diagnostic tools, tablet-based consultation reports, electronic medical records, automated reconciliation, billing and payment and more. IT is how healthcare works, competes and manages the efficiency and effectiveness of each organization.
As a result, the potential impact of IT outages has increased exponentially. And that makes the discipline of business continuity an imperative for healthcare executives. One clear, simple example of the gravity of this issue: A business continuity plan is required to comply with HIPAA regulations.
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