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2023-04-11 NOTICE: The following policy or plan is currently under internal review and may not be up-to-date or fully aligned with our organization's current practices or procedures. Please check back shortly, or contact us for more information.

Data Management Policy

Fox and Geese has procedures to create and maintain retrievable exact copies of electronic protected health information or personally identifiable information (PHI or PII) stored in conjunction with Fox and Geese Add-ons and for PaaS Customers utilizing our Backup Service. This policy, and associated procedures for testing and restoring from backup data, do not apply to PaaS Customers that do not choose Fox and Geese Backup Service. The policy and procedures will assure that complete, accurate, retrievable, and tested backups are available for all systems used by Fox and Geese .

Data backup is an important part of the day-to-day operations of Fox and Geese . To protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI or PII, both for Fox and Geese and Fox and Geese Customers, complete backups are done daily to assure that data remains available when needed and in case of a disaster.

Violation of this policy and its procedures by workforce members may result in corrective disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Applicable Standards

Applicable Standards from the HITRUST Common Security Framework

  • 01.v - Information Access Restriction

Applicable Standards from the HIPAA Security Rule

  • 164.308(a)(7)(ii)(A) - Data Backup Plan
  • 164.310(d)(2)(iii) - Accountability
  • 164.310(d)(2)(iv) - Data Backup and Storage

Backup Policy and Procedures

  1. Perform daily snapshot backups of all systems that process, store, or transmit PHI or PII for Fox and Geese Customers, including PaaS Customers that utilize the Fox and Geese Backup Service.
  2. The Fox and Geese Ops Team is designated to be in charge of backups.
  3. Dev Ops Team members are trained and assigned to complete backups and manage the backup media.
  4. Document backups
    • Name of the system
    • Date & time of backup
    • Where backup stored (or to whom it was provided)
  5. Securely encrypt stored backups in a manner that protects them from loss or environmental damage.
  6. Test backups annually and document that files have been completely and accurately restored from the backup media.