8 ways to protect your practice from cybersecurity risks

January 14, 2021
Logan Lutton

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Todd Shryock

Todd Shryock, contributing author

These steps are inexpensive and provide the first line of defense against hackers and data loss

Technology that connects providers, patients, hospitals, and health systems and allows them to share data is a boon to doctors trying to manage massive amounts of information. But if hackers get into your system, it can cost you thousands of dollars to repair the damage, pay the HIPAA fines, and rebuild your reputation in the community and with your patients.

As practice networks expand beyond computers to phones, credit card readers, and medical devices, new avenues open up for hackers to exploit.

Here are some best practices from the American Medical Association to safeguard your office network against cybersecurity threats.