Planning for Downtime: System Backup Plans

Seminar Date
July 12, 2011

Chadwick Taylor, AMBCI, CBCP, CRP, and David Wiseman, CISSP, CEH


Downtime is an everyday fact, whether it’s scheduled or not. It’s how HIM professionals handle downtime that determines the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire department. In this audio seminar, we’ll identify various types of downtime, learn the differences between them, and discuss their implications to the healthcare organization. We’ll also explore business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) principles along with best practices to effectively manage and efficiently recover from downtime. At the conclusion, you will understand how to eliminate disastrous consequences associated with downtime and ensure your department’s success.


  • Identify various types, the differences, and the implications of downtime to the healthcare organization
  • Learn business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) principles
  • Use various strategies and tools to assist you in developing, exercising and sustaining HIM BC/DR recovery procedures
  • Discuss ways to open and maintain effective lines of communication with your Information Technology Department

Who Should Attend

HIM Director/Manager/Supervisor

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