How can you keep your clinic information well-guarded?


We all know that every clinic runs their practices differently, so can a web-based CMS help you better deal with sensitive information like patient data/clinic data of your clinic, especially if this is the bread and butter of your clinic.

Many of you might have moved on a web-based CMS for your clinic, but does your CMS provider support you with an adequate amount of preventive and protective measures to help you manage your clinic information?

And if you haven’t moved on to a web-based system, here are some of the pointers that can actually help you better decide if you are planning to move on to better web-based CMS provider.

1) Mitigate Risks for Possible Data breach/Virus Attack in Locally Installed Systems

With a web-based system, you can better prevent your locally installed system to be hacked/extorted by viruses such as ransomware.

For locally installed systems, without a backup, you will be left alone to deal with viruses alone, and you might be even extorted a hefty sum of money to recover your data. But with a secured web-based CMS, your vendor will be taking care of such security threats for you.

So, you can run your clinic with a peace of mind, knowing that you are in safe hands!

2) Better Accountability of all the users

With a robust CMS system, it will be easier to track who does what, this can help better with the accountability of each clinic, especially for medical groups with many users.

3) Precise Access Control for users

This comes in handy for better management of the users in your clinic. We all know that everyone runs their clinic differently. Having this access control prevent new staff/ junior doctors to only see what they can do.

This comes in handy for many of our medical groups as they can better manage all their team better with precise access control.

4) Manage your Paper Records Better

With a better EMR system in place. You can prevent your paper records being misplaced, or even misused.

You can also upload these important clinical notes or documents into the EMR so that you can save on physical storage space in the clinic as well!

5) Additional Preventive Measures like Device Lock/2FA Login

To prevent any acts of mischief from unauthorised staff to log in to see sensitive information from the clinic. (If they ever get hold of login information, we cater additional preventive measure on top of the precise access control for our clinics:

  • Device Lock – Only with approved devices, for. E.g (Desktops/Laptops or Mobile Devices) in the clinic, you can access the clinic information. This allows the managerial roles to only approve devices from trusted staff to do things out of the clinic.
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) – By using an authenticator, only approved users can request for their authentication via email or SMS to proceed with their login. This is an additional feature to prevent anyone from acts of mischief as well.

With all these being said, even with a web-based system, though there are a lot more capabilities and fun, convenience for making your job in the clinic easier, there should always be preventive measures in place to keep the clinics’ information safe.

If you would find out more about what SGiMED has to offer, click on the link below and we will be more than happy to share with you how you can better manage your clinic/group with ease.


4 Crucial data security measures every EMR must have in place

Cybercrime and data loss have devastating consequences—and while adopting data security best practices is important in any industry, it’s absolutely crucial in health care.

That’s because, in our world, failure to properly control access to a patient’s medical record could mean the difference between life and death.

(Dr. Heidi Jannenga - Thursday, August 10th, 2017)

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These best practices for healthcare cybersecurity aim to keep pace with the evolving threat landscape, addressing threats to privacy and data protection on endpoints and in the cloud, and safeguarding data while it’s in transit, at rest, and in use. This requires a multi-faceted, sophisticated approach to security.

1. EDUCATE HEALTHCARE STAFF

The human element remains one of the biggest threats to security across all industries, but particularly in the healthcare field. Simple human error or negligence can result in disastrous and expensive consequences for healthcare organizations. Security awareness training equips healthcare employees with the requisite knowledge necessary for making smart decisions and using appropriate caution when handling patient data.

2. RESTRICT ACCESS TO DATA AND APPLICATIONS

Implementing access controls bolsters healthcare data protection by restricting access to patient information and certain applications to only those users who require access to perform their jobs. Access restrictions require user authentication, ensuring that only authorized users have access to protected data ...

(Nate Lord, Thursday, September 17, 2020)

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As a forward-thinking individual who wants the most for your medical practice, you already have recognized the importance of using cloud-based healthcare software. The cloud uses multiple redundant facilities to store data to keep it safe in the event of a catastrophic breakdown in any one server center.

Its information technology staff is focused on keeping the data safe and secure as well, and is devoted to making sure your patients’ records are available 24/7/365, even when cyber attacks plague institutions that are connected to the Internet.

Hospitals, doctor offices, and clinics have been exposed to cybersecurity threats that can cause grave repercussions. A common method of attack is to install ransomware.

Once a medical organization’s system has been compromised, often because an employee clicked a link in a sketchy email, all the patient files are held hostage until a ransom is paid. Computer viruses can arrive via email, text messages, and websites that are set up just for the purpose of attacking naive and unsophisticated end-users...

(Stephen O'Connor - June 19th, 2017)

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"Cyber-Security is much more than a matter of IT" - Stephane Nappo

What our users says

Strong Customisation Capability

"As a medical group with multiple clinics, many of the systems out there are not able to provide us with the ability to customise the system to better fit our whole group's practice. SGiMED has a strong and capable backend as well as frontend team to assist us to create the dream system that we have always wanted for all these years."

Jenny Oh

COO, Alliance Healthcare Group

Configurable System

"We have tried a couple of systems, and none could really allow us to configure certain settings to each individual preferences of our practitioners. With SGiMED Hummingbird E-Clinic, our practitioners could easily create their own note templates, or simply share it with one another to better share our medical knowledge internally within our medical group."

Dr Lim Yeeu Kuang

Managing Director, Trinity Medical Clinic Group

Continuous Improvement

"SGiMED Hummingbird is constantly evolving and improving their system, which allows us as their customers to continue to enjoy up-to-date features that can ensure our clinic keep up to date in terms of medical technological needs."

Jolin Lim

Clinic Manager, Novena Cancer Centre

Good Customer Support Team

"The team at SGiMED is responsive in assisting us whenever we have issues, and their prompt response to resolve difficult problems that I have encountered."

Dr Lee Shirley

Director, Lee Family Clinic

Increase Efficiency/Productivity

"After rolling out Hummingbird E-Clinic system for our clinics, we noticed a huge increase in efficiency, making our group workflow's much more efficient and we can streamline our workflow for our staff better."

Kelly Tan

Clinic Manager, Rophi Clinic

User-Friendly & Intuitive System

"SGiMED Hummingbird is user-friendly and very intuitive. As compared to typical systems you can find out there, it was definitely a huge upgrade for my clinic's practice. And another very important plus point is their after-sales technical support, which is excellent."

Dr Amir Adhha

Director, Ar-Raudhah Medical Clinic & Surgery Pte Ltd

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