in HIPAA Headlines by John Brewer

Nope, this isn’t a quick response disaster plan.

****If you are drinking something right now, do not take a sip while reading the next line****

This is a federally mandated requirement that magicians…that’s right magicians… have a disaster plan in place IF they use a live rabbit in their act.

I’m going to let that sink in for a moment…

Here is the article I am referencing for this highly important issue.

I bring this up to attempt some levity.  All medical businesses feel overburdened by regulations, and now magicians join the fray.

Another reason for this topic is yesterdays failure at the NASDAQ.

There are now calls for a disaster plan for them.  That just seems to make sense, doesn’t it?

Now let’s turn the table to you.

It should matter that a disaster plan and contingency operations plan is a federal requirement for your practice.
The reality is, this is a smart business move.

If disaster hits your practice, you need to start generating revenue ASAP, and without a well though out plan all you will have is CHAOS.

I refer to the disaster and contingency operations plan as one item, they are very much like peanut butter and chocolate.

Mind you, this is a hugely important issue.  If you are using something your EHR vendor sent you or some “boilerplate” plan, you are underestimating what goes into this process.

Quite frankly, going through the proper process of building a disaster/contingency operations plan take hours to accomplish, it is not unlike writing a will: a painful process to go through, but afterward, you’ll feel much better about it.

So, do yourself a favor and go take a look at what you have in place for a disaster/contingency operation plan.



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