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What you may not know about HIPAA: Interesting facts and little-known requirements

Health Information Compliance Insider, August 1, 2008

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You probably have a thorough knowledge of HIPAA—protecting patient information is a big part of your everyday job. But perhaps you missed a detail along the way. So HICI asked a group of industry experts to brainstorm about the following little-known HIPAA facts:

Did you know … although most covered entities have established appropriate data backup practices, many overlook 45 CFR 164.308(a)(7), which requires periodic data recovery testing?

Covered entities often experience problems when attempting to recover backed-up data after the loss or corruption of original data, says Chris Apgar, CISSP, president of Apgar & Associates, LLC, in Portland, OR.

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