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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Database Administration and Security

When developing databases, database administration is an important topic that needs to be taken into account in order to ensure that critical health data is managed efficiently and effectively. Another key concept when developing databases for storing and using sensitive health data is security.

Database Administration

Database administration refers to a set of functions for logical and physical database design and for dealing with management issues, such as ensuring database performance, data security and privacy, data backup and recovery, and database availability.1 A database administrator (DBA) must have a sound understanding of current hardware and software (e.g., operation systems [OSs] and networking) ...

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