A Home Health and Hospice Necessity - Online Backup
Have you ever wondered, “Does my Home Health / Hospice Agency Need Data Backup?”
Odds are good that you have...
HIPAA, enacted by Congress in 1996, established standards for the security and privacy of healthcare-related data. This legislation charged healthcare professionals and organizations with taking measures to ensure that their electronic data systems were fully compliant with HIPAA regulations. Those regulations explicitly state that any health care provider, clearinghouse or health care facility that electronically maintains or transmits health information for individuals must establish procedures for backup & recovery.
Additionally, healthcare providers are required to maintain rigorous standards for data integrity, access and audit controls for Protected Health Information (PHI). State laws also provide strict operating regulations for medical practices that affect data management. Archived medical records need to be obtainable for between five and 10 years in most states.
1 out of 3 companies report that they still do not have a disaster recovery program in place.
2 out of 3 small businesses that feel their data backup and disaster recovery plans have significant vulnerabilities.
Only 1 in 4 computer users consistently back up their files. Still, a whopping 85% remain "very concerned" about losing important data.
Each year, you face a 1 in 25 chance that your laptop will be stolen, broken and/or destroyed.
Yes! Your Agency Needs Online Data Backup!
Yet the resources available to large hospitals and other healthcare organizations are out of reach for most small - midsize home health and hospice agencies. In most cases, these agencies won’t have appropriate internal IT resources and won’t have the budget for large-scale systems.
Traditional backup methods are unreliable. The average failure rate of disk and tape drives is 100%
. All drives will eventually fail.
Only 34% of companies actually test their tape backups once they’re in place.
- Of this 34%, more than three-quarters find failures.
- The other 66% won’t find out that their backup systems do not work until it is TOO LATE.
Data backup for medical providers such as home health and hospice agencies is just as important as the data kept on your system.
A reliable, secure backup is absolutely necessary.
Consider the information on your hard drive - patient data, tax records, accounting, finance, personal employee information, perhaps even proprietary business plans or trade secrets.
Consider the time, effort and money put into obtaining and organizing that information.
Now consider what might happen if you could not access the information, or if it was lost forever.
Any data loss event or disaster can be traumatic. Home Care Software can secure your data, and your peace of mind. With Data Smart Online Backup, constant updates and comprehensive customer support, help is just a phone call away.
Our comprehensive, personalized system will save you time, money and frustration.
Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation analysis of your system and more information on Data Smart Online Backup for home health care agencies.
For 18+ years, Home Care Software has provided best in class solutions to home health and hospice agencies including software, outsource billing services, 277 readers and now Data Smart Online Backup.
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