It’s hard to believe, but we’re already three months into the new year, and spring is just days away! Even though 2019 is flying by, there’s still plenty of time to make it your dental practice’s most successful year yet. Today we are sharing four ways to drive practice success in 2019.
1.Take Charge of Your Practice’s Cybersecurity
If you’re tired of wondering if your dental practice is HIPAA compliant, get some answers this year. Digital Technology Partners’ HIPAA Compliance Program starts with a security risk assessment, in which your office is thoroughly examined in order to provide you with concrete facts. The program also includes reporting, consultation, vulnerability scans, HIPAA training, and more!
2. Create a Plan for Replacing Outdated Equipment
A computer in a dental practice has a typical lifespan of around five years. Outdated workstations not only frustrate your staff and patients, but also hinder productivity and security. Our team is familiar with the business-grade workstations dental practices require, as well as their compatibility with practice management and imaging applications. Call (770) 918-0075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-pressure conversation about your equipment.
3. Move On From Unsupported Software
Beginning January 2020, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7 operating systems. If your practice still runs these systems, upgrades are critical in 2019. After support ends, any machines running these systems will no longer receive updates or security patches, which are essential in transmitting Protected Health Information (PHI) and maintaining HIPAA compliance.
4. If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Wait ‘Til It Is
If you haven’t already enlisted a Managed Services Provider, make it a priority this year. As opposed to Break-Fix IT Support, which is essentially like an HVAC company coming out when your air conditioner stops working, Managed Services offer around-the-clock support for your technology. Compared to Break-Fix, Managed Services are more cost effective and minimize downtime