Facilities have to prepare for emergencies such as natural disasters. Further, organizations must prepare both for events that cause minimal disruption (for example, short-term power outages) and for large-scale events such as tornadoes. A contingency plan and its component disaster recovery plan will guide an organization through undesirable, non-routine events. In healthcare organizations, the continuation of medical services to patients is the highest priority. An important element of medical services is the protection and continued availability of health information.
· Identify what components should be included in the disaster planning from a HIM standpoint
· Identify the minimum allowable time for system disruption and the negative consequences if prolonged
· Identify alternatives for system continuation that includes the cost and feasibility
1 page, approx 200 word