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.
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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.
(Source: Dr. Heidi Jannenga – Thursday, August 10th, 2017)
HOW TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE DATA
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 …
(Source: Nate Lord, Thursday, September 17, 2020)
Healthcare Cyber Security Tips to Help Protect Your Data
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…
(Source: Stephen O’Connor – June 19th, 2017)