Put your trust in cloud security

Posted by Clare Levy on 19-Mar-2020 10:00:00

Security of data is important for dental practitioners. In a recent survey we undertook of dentists, 95% of respondents advised that data is a key area of concern and so at Dentally it goes without saying that we take this matter very seriously!

Security

Sensitive data

As dental practitioners, you have access to extremely sensitive patient data, including their identifiable contact information, addresses, email, phone number, date of birth and medical history.  This private information along with GDPR regulations means we should all be proactive on the data we hold and have precautions against loss, theft and accidental breach of security in place.

Security is at the heart of cloud technology, and using cloud-based software is much safer than hosting your patient files on a local personal computer, laptop or server store cupboard.  Too often do we hear of data breaches, data loss and theft of laptops on the evening news, so in this digital era how can the cloud help us safeguard the privacy of our patients and ensure their confidential records are safe?

At the heart of design

Security is at the heart of the design of Dentally.   We actively monitor failed login attempts and have two factor authentication login settings, as well as permission levels to ensure that the software is only accessed by the people that should be using it.    

You can also see who is using Dentally at your practice; when they logged in, when they last accessed something, the browser and operating system they are using and the IP address that they’re signed in from.  We also review in detail any third party software that we integrate with to ensure that it is up-to-date as well as compliant in all areas of security.

The issue of physical loss of a laptop or possible server cupboard break-in are certainly not concerns with cloud-based software but what about loss of data due to poor back-ups? We appreciate the impact on the dental practice where they to lose data, but with Dentally, back-ups are simple and quick, they happen without interruption to the workflow of the practice. Back-ups are performed throughout the day running in the background so you don’t notice them and stored in multiple locations so physical data loss is prevented.

If you would like to know how Dentally can work for you, and how you can be more secure with cloud-based patient management software or to discuss any security concerns you may have, simply email us hello@dentally.co to talk to our team.

Topics: Cloud, Dentistry, Practice Management, Dental Software, Dentally