ASTM International - ASTM E2682-09

Standard Guide for Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Medical Transcription Departments and Businesses

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2009
Status: historical
Page Count: 8
ICS Code (Accident and disaster control): 13.200
significance And Use:

This guide acknowledges the importance of a well-designed disaster recovery plan that will protect health information and business information from damage, minimize disruption, ensure integrity of... View More

scope:

1.1 This guide applies across multiple medical transcription settings in which healthcare documents are generated and stored: medical transcription departments, home offices, and medical transcription service organizations (MTSOs). Currently there is no standard disaster recovery plan in the medical transcription industry to provide guidelines for individuals, departments, and businesses to use for designing a disaster recovery plan for their medical transcription environment.

1.2 A disaster is when a sudden event brings great damage, loss, destruction, or interruption of critical services. These guidelines could assist in developing an organized response to reduce the time for loss of services, maintain continuity of workflow, and speed the overall business recovery process.

1.3 This guide supports the HIPAA Security Rule for ensuring data integrity with a contingency plan to include a data backup plan, a disaster recovery plan, and an emergency mode operational plan.

1.4 This guide is consistent with the requirement for disaster planning and recovery procedures as stated in Guide E 1959.

1.5 This guide is not intended as a disaster recovery plan for Health Information Management Departments or for an entire healthcare facility.

Document History

June 1, 2014
Standard Guide for Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Medical Transcription Departments and Businesses
1.1 This guide applies across multiple medical transcription settings in which healthcare documents are generated and stored: medical transcription departments, home offices, and medical...
ASTM E2682-09
April 1, 2009
Standard Guide for Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Medical Transcription Departments and Businesses
1.1 This guide applies across multiple medical transcription settings in which healthcare documents are generated and stored: medical transcription departments, home offices, and medical...
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