8 Reasons why the Healthcare Industry needs Backup and Recovery NOW

Apr 2013

8 Reasons why the Healthcare Industry needs Backup and Recovery NOW

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup

We hear it over and over, the numerous stories of laptops that have gone missing and data that has disappeared in the Healthcare industry. We hear it so often that we've written numerous blog posts about the risks and costs of losing such critical data. So much so, that we have created the following information that contains 8 Reasons why the Healthcare Industry needs Backup and Recovery.

Let's take a look at the 8 reasons at a high level and from there you can explore the information below to get more details:

  1. Complying to HIPPA regulations isn't easy and the costs are real. Under the HITECH Act penalties are divided into three tiers and the fines can be costly.
  2. More than 19 Million individuals have been affected by a "major" healthcare information breach since 2009. Breaches are embarrassing, and fines can be expensive.
  3. Medical Breaches are prevalent in the industry. We find examples of medical breaches and read about them in publications on a monthly basis. Many of which, could have been prevented.
  4. $1.5M fine for a lost laptop. $1.7M fine for a lost hard drive. Enough said.
  5. If you suffered a data breach, would you know the next steps? The work following a breach can be tedious, embarrassing, costly and damaging to your brand.
  6. The US HHS Wall of Shame is a public site that lists or ousts all Healthcare related breaches to the public, for the world to see. Avoid being published on that list at all costs.
  7. It's not all doom and gloom. There are proactive steps you can take to get the right technology in place to protect your data and to provide you with some peace of mind.
  8. Finally, Asigra provides the backup and recovery software you need to keep patient data safe.

Take a look at the information below, which reiterates all of the above in more detail.

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I stopped reading when I saw

I stopped reading when I saw that the wrtier couldn't even spell HIPAA correctly. Obvously a self-proclaimed expert with little to no actual knowledge of the industry.

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