Johnson Hinkle & Associates, LLC

Business Impact Analysis

Most hospitals do not fully understand the importance of the services provided by the Information Technology department until something goes wrong. The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a business case study to determine the financial and operational impact from the loss of critical systems, applications and data. This provides the executives with the information they need to make a business decision as to the recovery strategy and how much risk they are willing to take.

Key areas addressed:

  • What are the mission critical applications?
  • How long can the departments be without them?
  • What are the financial and operational impacts from loss of these applications?
  • What constitutes a disaster?
  • What are the interdependencies?
  • What are the minimum hardware and network requirements to recover the critical applications?
  • What are the recovery strategy options available to meet these requirements?