Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Marion J. Ball
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
Part of the Health Informatics 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.


Contingency Plan Disaster Recovery Risk Identification Planning Committee Fire Extinguisher 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 3
    • 4
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 5
  1. 1.Health InformaticsSierra Systems Consultants, Inc.CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Community Health Science, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.First Consulting GroupBaltimoreUSA
  5. 5.Margaret J.A. Edwards and Associates, Inc.CalgaryCanada

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