The chief asset you have as a dentist isn’t your office or even equipment — it’s your patient data. Imagine how devastating it would be if you lost all your data: patient records, financial and accounting information, payroll, inventory and more. Unfortunately, it’s possible to lose it all in an instant.
Think about all the ways your practice data could be at risk: equipment failure, fire and water, theft and more. One especially deadly hazard, a data breach from just one wrong mouse click, could be devastating to your patients’ security as well as your financial stability. Along with losing income from patient attrition due to a damaged reputation, you could also face additional financial damage from large fines.
The key to protecting yourself from the nightmare of data loss is a layered defense. While no single defense can protect your patient data completely from computer attacks, the more layers of security you have, the higher the chance of catching an advanced threat that other layers may have missed. When used as part of your comprehensive data security program, antivirus/anti-spam software and a firewall, encryption services, redundant backup and a tool to help guide you through the requirements of HIPAA, can help to better protect your practice.
With a multilayered defense, you can help guard your practice against different types of data loss. TechCentral can help you safeguard your practice data by performing an assessment specific to the dental industry. Request your network assessment online or call 855.310.7265 and take the first step toward a better defense for your most precious asset.
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