Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Information technology business continuity and disaster recovery best practices: A healthcare organization assessment
by Arzaga, Jose C., M.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 68; 1490364
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to analyze information technology (IT) business continuity best practices through article research and to analyze how healthcare organizations (HCO) have applied these concepts to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Articles, which were published no earlier than 2002, were analyzed for trends in practices. Consistencies found were categorized and compared to practices within the HCO.

With an increased reliance on IT within healthcare, availability of IT services is more important than ever before. Timely and accurate health information reduces errors, strengthens patient safety, and increases efficiency, and contingency plans assist and minimize loss during disruption.

The study's findings suggested a strong and systematic pre-planning theory, defining measures for development, mitigation, and leadership. However, with ongoing IT innovation and a push from regulations, additional unforeseen risks may emerge, which will call for continuous analysis of best practice development and implementation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
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School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Business administration, Information Technology, Health care management
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Publication Number: 1490364
ISBN: 9781124548258
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