Data security o Disaster recovery planning

Instructions You are the HIM director of a 200-bed acute care hospital, which has recently been struck by a tornado. Unfortunately, the main computers and backup tapes have been destroyed; however, th

Instructions

You are the HIM director of a 200-bed acute care hospital, which has recently been struck by a tornado. Unfortunately, the main computers and backup tapes have been destroyed; however, the HIM department in the basement with paper charts remains intact. Calls are coming in requesting information on injured patients. Nurses and physicians are in the department looking for information on patients. Since the computers are down, no one is sure what to do.

Develop a checklist of 25 items that can be used in this type of situation that addresses at a minimum the following four questions.

  1. How do you control the situation?
  2. How do you protect the data?
  3. How do you track the data?
  4. What should be included in a disaster recovery plan to address this type of situation?

Assignment Objectives

  • Meet CAHIIM Curriculum requirement for Bachelor Degree
    • Domain II. Information Protection:  Access Disclosure Archival Privacy and Security
    • Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy Confidentiality and Security
    • Section 2. Recommend elements included in the design of audit trails and data quality monitoring programs.
    • Competencies: Data security o Disaster recovery planning

Assignment Purpose

  • To identify data security processes in a disaster.

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