Why Contingency Planning for Vendor Data Disputes Is Critical

“It is critical that healthcare organizations carefully evaluate any licensing or terms of use agreement to ensure that disputes can be resolved without interruption of access to PHI,” says attorney David Holtzman, vice president of compliance at security consulting firm CynergisTek.”Make sure that your organization has planned for contigencies that could result when the relationship with an EHR or cloud computing vendor creates disruption in access to PHI. Ensure that an appropriate plan is in place to create and maintain backup copies of all data to ensure its availability and integrity in the event of a planned or unplanned interruption to the vendor’s service.”

Source: https://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/contingency-planning-for-vendor-data-disputes-critical-a-11747