What is HIPAA Offsite Data Backup?
For healthcare providers, backing up data plays an essential role in decreasing the likelihood of losing essential data in the event of a breach. The issue of HIPAA offsite data backup is discussed below.
HIPAA Offsite Data Backup: Types of Backup
The administrative safeguard requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities and business associates to develop a contingency plan. In a contingency plan, an organization establishes and implements policies and procedures for responding to an emergency or other occurrence (for example, fire, vandalism, system failure, and natural disaster) that damages systems containing ePHI. A data backup plan is a required element of a contingency plan.