Chapter 23IT Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Assessment

DOI: 10.4324/9781003377023-26

In Chapter 11, we discussed the high-level elements found in any business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan. We will use those elements here to review the maturity of your BC/DR capability. Since plans vary so widely across organizations, it is important you incorporate your specific environmental factors in this assessment by modifying (add/change/delete) elements to reflect your capabilities.

Define the Dimension

A well-crafted HIT BC/DR plan will not only meet regulatory and financial requirements (such as Joint Commission, HIPAA, or insurance requirements), but it will minimize risk for the organization. These plans typically are referred ...

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