Are My Patient’s Dental Records Safe?

Dental records security is always a major concern in any practice. Dental healthcare practices are ever-growing and with this growth comes tonnes of sensitive patient information, from banking details to health information.

Adopting a digital database for your practice has more advantages. Dental Records can be kept up to date and easily accessible.

But how secure will dental records be if you insource?

HIPAA compliance

Identifying a HIPAA compliant insourcing partner will ensure that your dental practice remains protected from litigation and fines.

Dental IT support

Your practice needs to have a well-maintained IT specialist who manages your data. However, a specialist can demand high fees to do system upgrades and maintenance.

Insourced IT providers have to adhere to service level agreements (SLAs). This means they are bound to respond to any problems in a specific timeframe. They also “must” make contingencies for you in the unlikely case you must experience any downtime. This ensures that protection software like antiviruses and vaults are never off guard and your data is safe at all times.

Dental Records backup and recovery

There are strict policies over incidences of loss of data and data retention. This means that your practice needs to keep full control over its data. Data loss is an ever-present problem for any business. This leaves room for things like ransomware and hackers attacking your business.

An insourced company makes sure that all your data is backed up. Instead of relying on in-house systems that are prone to the above-mentioned vulnerabilities. An insourced company will ensure that all your information is cloud-based.

24 hour Security

Dental practices like most medical institutions are prime targets for cybercrimes. Patient medical history and banking details are well sort after on the dark web. These attacks can happen at any time and you don’t want to be an unsuspecting victim. This is why there is a need for a practice to have cybersecurity that works around the clock.

Save on costs

Most practices are vulnerable to cyber-attacks because they don’t invest in innovative IT solutions. Usually, an in-house IT professional is hired who will have a long list of upgrades and updates. It won’t be long before your expenditure goes through the roof.

Outsourcing works out to be much cheaper. On-demand service is paid for with no extra or hidden costs. Companies like SupportDDS will pick out a dedicated team for you that you will familiarise with and manage.

SupportDDS is a leading Texas-based insourcing company that provides virtual assistants and administrative support for dental practices. Moreover, we provide both short and long term virtual insourcing services customized to suit your business process needs.

Contact us today