Title: Initiation, adoption, and implementation of disaster recovery planning by health maintenance organisations

Authors: Kakoli Bandyopadhyay, Lawrence Schkade

Addresses: College of Business, Department of Information Systems and Analysis, Lamar University, P.O. Box 10033, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA. ' College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington, UTA Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019, USA

Abstract: Despite the role of Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) in protecting mission-critical IT assets, there is no known published empirical research that has addressed the understanding of DRP use within any industry, let alone healthcare. This study attempts to examine the major variables that affect the initiation, adoption, and implementation of DRP by Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) to secure their Health Management Information System (HMIS) environments. Different sets of factors from among HMO risk-taking behaviour, HMIS reliance, structural variables, environmental factors, and DRP characteristics were found to be significantly related to the initiation, adoption, and implementation stages of the DRP process.

Keywords: disaster recovery planning; health maintenance organisations; adoption; implementation; organisational innovation; health management information systems; healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2004.005567

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2004 Vol.2 No.4, pp.309 - 340

Published online: 19 Oct 2004 *

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