If you run your own Medical Practice, chances are, you spend quite some time figuring out which EHR and EMR was convenient for you, and among the options for Cloud (hosted somewhere else) or your own server; you had decided to host it in your own server for different reasons:
But how about Security?... yes, at this point you are hating this post as HIPAA, Meaningful use and all compliance nightmares may wake u up again; but let's embrace it, You need to know about this things and review it once in a while. Think of all your patients you wish they have taken the initiative to get a routine check instead of coming to your practice half dead and expecting you to bring them to their early twenties.
As I.T. Professionals with years of experience helping Medical Practices and I.T. Security, have come across several EMR and EHR plataforms hosted on premises at Medical Practices and we are sad to tell you, they are not safe out of the box; there are many loose ends that need to be covered in your network to try to stay away from data breaches that EMR and EHR developers not even consider because is not their responsibility.
We don't intend to say you will be fully protected and not liable by following this guide, but at least we try to cover the most typical areas where most common attacks are targeted.
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