Are Your Medical Records Disaster Ready?
This time of year often reminds us that no setting in the world is free from the threat of a natural disaster. Now is the time to ask the question: Are your records disaster ready?
- What safeguards does my facility have in case of a fire?
- Are my records stored in regions prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods? If yes, what protection do my files have from these disasters?
- Are my files fully HIPAA compliant?
- If something does happen, what is my emergency plan?
Don’t forget: Storage and protection do not apply only to paper documents. If electronic data or backup storage is near a threatened area, then they too are threatened.
Are your records disaster-ready?
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