These days, practice computer systems contain a wealth of data – client names, addresses, financial information, pet medical records, lab reports, etc. Also, many practices have a direct internet connection for software updates, lab results, VIN, emailing clients, etc. as well as for updating their website and social media. How safe is your client data both from internal and external risks? Do you have systems in place to protect this data and to prevent unauthorized access? Can your clients rely on you to protect their information?
The following article was written by Dr. John Albers who presented it at the recent VetPartners meeting in St. Louis. It focuses on the 7 best steps a practice can take to protect themselves and their electronic data that on their practice computers and servers. We believe it is important and welcome our guest author, Dr. John Albers.