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Top Threats to Patient Data Security in a Medical Practice

Harold Gibson

As if the time needed to optimize your practice, hiring good help and ensuring all patients receive the optimal level of care isn't enough to keep you up at night -- today's practice owners also have to worry about whether or not their patient data is secure. The healthcare industry is rife with information technology security concerns, and with a lack of adequate staffing in support departments the challenge can be even greater. Data security in a medical practice is a big concern for the owners and administrators since these breaches are costing millions of dollars each year, but there's no need to feel completely powerless. Cyber criminals are smart, but they do tend to take advantage of known issues such as poor password hygiene and a lack of updates to critical systems. 

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Topics: Data Security in a Medical Practice

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Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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