Ransomware attacks are among the most common ways cybercriminals coordinate attacks designed to obtain patient data. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, ransomware attacks more than doubled between 2020 and 2021 – from 158 in 2020 to 321 in 2021 – victimizing over 41 million individuals.
Over 60% of data breaches can be traced to weak credentials. Employees reuse passwords or create ones that are easy to remember. Many employees add a number to their passwords and increment them each time they are forced to make a password change. These practices make it easy for hackers to gain access to a network.
As a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner, keeping your dental clinic’s valuable data safe should be a priority. Cybercriminals often target SMBs and healthcare organizations because compared to larger corporations, these entities often lack the technology and manpower to run an efficient cybersecurity system, making them easier to infiltrate.
In the modern healthcare industry, dental practice management software is essential to practice success. Using the right software, you can increase employee productivity, boost operational efficiency, and regain control over costs. Today, many dental practice applications are cloud-based, which means they are accessible from any device with an internet connection.
Every aspect of your practice affects patient care and the patient experience. The decisions you make about managing your dental IT solutions are patient-care decisions as much as they are business decisions.
However, dental IT requirements can overwhelm practices, especially in small and mid-sized organizations.
Field engineers have busy schedules - with unforeseen occurrences happening every day. In this article, we’ll get answers from our field engineer, Victor Hanson, on what he encounters on a given day, and how technology can play a role in keeping him on track from the first appointment of the day to the very last - ensuring clients are well taken care of.
If your practice uses Dentrix, you know exactly how powerful a tool it can be in terms of the amount of patient data it can hold. Over time, however, the amount of data that is housed in your Dentrix database can grow so much that you start to notice slowness when attempting to access that data.
Communication is the bloodline of efficient dental practices. You need to engage with patients, particularly new patients, as quickly and efficiently as possible. Practices use different ways to accomplish this, such as email or onsite chat systems. Others have implemented VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol.