Cyber Security: How to Keep Your Healthcare Data Safe

16th March 2018

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Safety and security are vital as a healthcare professional, and the rise of digital technology in the workplace has brought with it many potential problems when it comes to securing confidential information.

With recent cyber attacks such as WannaCry and the imminent General Data Protection Regulation legislation, it is more important than ever that the proper steps are taken to keep your data safe and secure.

Thankfully there are some great solutions to these problems, many of which are cost-effective and easy to implement.

Keep your staff up to date on the latest technology and security risks

Technology moves incredibly fast, and it’s easy to get left behind, so it’s essential that staff are kept up to date on every piece of equipment and software within the workplace. Getting your staff up to speed on the latest procedures and precautions could be the most important step in keeping your data secure.

Use a secure visitor management system

A great way to ensure your healthcare workplace is secure is to keep track of the people coming and going throughout the day. A visitor management system will let you record and store employee, visitor and volunteer data safely and securely, as well as allowing you to keep track of everyone coming into the workplace.

Store your data securely

Healthcare practitioners deal with vulnerable people and sensitive data all the time, so it’s essential that you have a system in place that can capture and store employee, staff and volunteer data in a way that.

With GDPR about to come into place it is essential that organisations show they are compliant with its principles of accountability, individuals’ rights and giving people greater control over their data. Organisations have never had so much responsibility when it comes to storing information so finding a secure storage method such as cloud storage is incredibly important.

Update your software, firmware and anti-virus

It’s easy to just keep clicking “remind me later” on that software update that keeps popping up but you could be putting yourself and your entire workplace at huge risk by ignoring it.

Older versions of applications are frequently very vulnerable to hacks and data breaches so keeping them up to date gives you the best chance of protecting your information. 

While there are other steps you can take to secure your data, following this advice is a great way to protect yourself against potential data breaches and cyber attacks.

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