White Paper: Healthcare IT: Electronic Medical Records Backup And RecoverySource: Intronis
Electronic medical records (EMR) back up, recovery, and data retention requirements are the very backbone of HIPAA regulations. It’s mission critical for healthcare providers to maintain proper back-up systems, access reliable recovery, and retain historical data properly—all within a secure environment.
HIPAA requires that sensitive health data be encrypted and stored in specific, tightly-regulated ways. So not only are medical practices, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers producing more and more electronic records at an exponential rate, all of those files have to be stored indefinitely, in a specific manner, and most importantly, be recoverable.