As a dentist, you need to stay focused on keeping your patients healthy. You don’t have time to also be an expert on the IT infrastructure that enables your practice to run smoothly. What you do need is a competent partner to take the IT pain out of being a dentist, freeing you up to do what you do best.
Using the right tech is important when it comes to protecting patient records. If you don’t use up-to-date versions of hardware and software, you potentially risk losing valuable data or exposing your patients’ protected health information (PHI), which could result in financial damage from large fines and lost revenue. And just because something is current doesn’t mean it’s right or the best fit. Many dental practices use wrong or incomplete technology, such as:
Any of these can be a potential threat. Freeware can be particularly risky, since it may have viruses or may secretly collect and transmit local information from the machine it’s installed on, which—for a dental practice—could be a violation of PHI standards.
If you are concerned about your hardware and data security, take a minute for a quick mental inventory of your practice. Do you know how to identify a potential liability or weakness in your system? How do you know when it’s time to upgrade? Here are three things dental business owners should consider:
The technology professionals at Henry Schein TechCentral can help identify your business’s weak areas, so you can get the equipment that fits the current and future needs of your practice. TechCentral is offering a free network assessment to help you understand your unique needs, with a thorough evaluation of networks, servers, routers and switches; backup and recovery systems; security threat protection; clinical business computers and wireless/Wi-Fi security.
Don’t put your precious PHI at risk by using the wrong tech. Don’t depend on the local IT guy who knows nothing about the dental space when you can depend on a trusted IT organization with proven solutions designed specifically for the dental industry. Schedule your free TechCentral network assessment by calling (844) 588-6578 or by visiting http://www.HSTechCentral.com/FreeAssessment.
Donovan is a technology enthusiast who has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, nine of which have been with Henry Schein TechCentral. He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in all things related to technology, from quantum computing to circuit engineering and flying FPV drones. Donovan has been an integral part in managing valuable relationships with various large software and hardware companies to vet out the most ideal IT solutions for the unique needs of the dental market.