Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Marion J. Ball
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


Disaster recovery planning (DRP) is many things to many people. To some, it is planning how to recover or replace damaged computer systems. To others, it is planning how to maintain critical hospital/nursing functions during interruptions in computer service. To still others, it is planning how to avoid those interruptions, and to yet others, it is planning an organization’s response to any emergency or crisis situation.


Break Water Contingency Plan Original Record Disaster Recovery Risk Identification 
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  1. Baxter, K. (1991). “Avoiding the inevitable.” The British Journal of Health Care Computing. 8(2), 33–34.Google Scholar
  2. “Points to Ponder”, DRIE Digest 1(2), 2.Google Scholar
  3. Government of Alberta. 1987. Disaster Planning for Government of Alberta Records. Unpublished document.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 1
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 2
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Management Consulting Branch, Information Technology DivisionAlberta HealthEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Information ServicesUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Margaret J. A. Edwards and Associates Inc.CalgaryCanada

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