Is the cloud safer than physical storage of dental practice data?
Q: Is the cloud safer than physical storage of dental practice data?
A: Patient information stored in the cloud is actually safer than data stored on traditional client server desktops. In fact, of the 10 biggest HIPAA breaches recorded in U.S. history, 9 of them were tied to the theft of physical media—hard drives, backup tapes, flash drives, USB drives, laptops, even entire desktop computers.Patient records in Denticon are stored on secure servers and can only be accessed through our encrypted web application via your web browser. We use the latest encryption technology comparable to what is used by banks and credit card companies, and our servers are stored in state-of-the-art facilities with 24/7 access control that includes physical screening by uniformed guards, continuous video monitoring, and biometric identification controls for server room access. With a cloud solution like Denticon, you don’t have to worry about costly security audits for HIPAA compliance.