Data Safeguards Every Medical Practice Should Have

As a medical or dental professional, you have an extensive amount of patient data that you need to keep secure. Not only do you need to worry about HIPAA compliance and auditing, but you also need to keep your data safe to retain your patients' trust and comfort when using your services. Assured Tech Services manages the selection, installation and training for many safeguards you can use to keep your data safe. Here are essential data safeguards every medical practice needs to install. 

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Access walls

It's important that only approved users can access your system's database, and you can do this by implementing usernames and passwords for your staff members. You should require that your users have complex passwords that aren't easy to guess, and that they change their passwords every so often to reduce the risk of being hacked. Within your access walls, you can implement further security so that only the highest ranked members of your team can see secure data. 

Firewalls and data encryption

For further security, you need to make sure that your company has firewalls in place to protect your system from viruses, hackers, and other cyber threats. You should also make sure that your data is encrypted, which makes it much more difficult to hack into. It's recommended that you hire professional managed IT services to do this, as these technologies are difficult to implement on your own without extensive IT knowledge. A professional IT company can also personalize your security solutions to fit your unique needs. 

Secure locks

In addition to digital data safeguards, you should also make sure you are using physical safeguards to keep your data safe. This means keeping your servers in a secure room or even in a facility off-site and making sure that all of your technology is protected by state-of-the-art locks. Finally, you'll need to make sure that your computers have locks on the screen as well. 

If you don't have these data safeguards in place, now is the perfect time to install them. You can never be too careful when it comes to your data, and using appropriate data safeguards will keep you from dangerous data loss. Call Assured Tech Services to make sure your data is protected and managed with the worry-free security your clients deserve at 248-243-7160 or email