contingency plan


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contingency plan

A plan involving suitable backups, immediate actions and longer term measures for responding to computer emergencies such as attacks or accidental disasters. Contingency plans are part of business continuity planning.

The process of developing such a plan involves convening a team representing all sectors of the organization, identifying critical resources and functions and establishing a plan for recovery based on how long the enterprise can function without specific functions. The plan must be documented and tested until it works effectively. Also called a "disaster plan," a contingency plan must be updated periodically. See business continuity, disaster recovery and backup types.
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You could be better off letting others know what steps you have taken to ensure compliance and what contingency plans you have in place to deal with emergencies.
Over 85 percent of participants of the defense industry indicated they had adopted some form of contingency plan or process for planning for a supply chain disruption, compared to slightly over half of participants representing the other industry categories.
HIMSS officials noted that CMS' decision could create "potential confusion" in the industry and recently issued the following guidelines: maintain current contingency plan, continue to test, get testing dates from trading partners, review/follow the Medicare contingency plan, contact other payers to determine whether they accept noncompliant transactions, document all compliance efforts and obtain copies of trading partners' contingency plans.
Keep a close watch for future CMS announcements regarding how long the contingency plan will remain in effect; check www.
But we can say the exercise was a success and it will be useful in developing the Contingency Plan.
But he argued it was only right for the public to know about the Government's contingency plans.
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Management on all levels within a corporation or business should brief employees concerning contingency plan use during the types of disasters mentioned in Chapter 3.
Physician executives need to have a contingency plan in case Y2K-related failures occur.
A solid contingency plan may, in fact, include other approaches as ways to further protect the organization, but by themselves these alternatives are insufficient to adequately protect the business enterprise and operations.
For each point of disruption, identify a contingency plan.

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