What Should My PACS Disaster Recovery Plan Include?

If you don’t have a well-defined disaster recovery plan in place, consider this an intervention! Now is the time to put one in place. A picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) disaster recovery plan secures the sustainability of your practice, as well as your ability to provide care to your patients.

On the other hand, if you already have a documented plan, you should take the time to confirm it covers all the most critical aspects of recovery. (Many organizations often address one aspect of disaster recovery, such as backing up their data, but rarely do they have the necessary comprehensive plan in place for recovering quickly from a disaster.)

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Topics: cloud pacs, data backup, cloud backup, ransomware recovery

Relying on your PACS backup?

If your PACS failed tonight, could you still perform surgery in the morning? Could your radiologists still report imaging studies? Would your hospital operations slow to a crawl?

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Topics: data backup, Hospital data backup, PACS backup

Don’t become the next news story...

Last week, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles, California US was held hostage for over a week by hackers who infiltrated their hospital computers. In the US, you are likely familiar with HIPAA as well as HITECH and what is required to maintain the privacy of your patients’ information. But did you realize that what happened in Los Angeles was not just a business catastrophe but also could be an egregious HIPAA violation? 

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Topics: data backup, health data backup, cloud backup

Are your medical images backed-up… or do you just think they are?

Do you have a usable backup of your patients’ medical imaging data?

Whenever we speak with a client or a prospect, we always ask about their backup. Backup is not our obsession, but we’ve witnessed the pain that comes from not having it. This might all sound silly but the reality is, most of you don’t have a sufficient back-up solution.

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Topics: cloud pacs, cloud medical imaging, data backup

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