The High Cost of Saving Money on Your Dental IT – Part 4
This is the fourth and final blog of our 4-part series on The High Cost of Managing Your Own Dental IT.
The cost of managing your own dental IT can be extremely costly as we’ve seen throughout this series. From the demands on limited resources to the cybersecurity risks to your business to the high operational costs and potential non-compliance penalty fees.
A Breakdown of Expenses and Risks
Let’s take a final look at some of the key factors related to dental technology, security, and HIPAA compliance:
- Secure offsite backup
- Managed antivirus/ransomware protection
- An up-to-date firewall with intrusion prevention
- Encrypted transmissions of patient data
- Secure and protected email
- Compliance and security training
- Up-to-date software with patching and security updates
In part 2 and part 3 of the series, we took a closer look at each of the above components and exposed the potential security issues, additional expenses, and depletion of resources. We examined not only the costs but also the risks to your dental practice when trying to manage your own IT.
The Highest Cost of All
While each of the above components are critical factors when it comes to costs and risks, the greatest expense is the price you pay by forfeiting your peace of mind and the cost of drawing your focus away from dentistry and patient care.
We know you didn’t become a dentist so you could worry about secure backup systems, antiviruses, firewalls, and encryption. You became a dentist to do what you do best by delivering excellent care to your patients and advancing the field of dentistry. That’s why it’s so important that dental practices have a secure, reliable dental technology service they can trust to manage this essential part of your business.
It’s natural for dentists to want to save money for their practice by looking at alternative options for IT support and security. However, the cost is too high when it comes to your reputation, your patients’ privacy, and the viability of your business.
Real Savings and Reliable Support
At this point, we hope the importance of partnering with a reliable dental technology service is overwhelmingly evident. Can your practice really afford not to? Given the known time, cost, and potential security risks to your practice, the value of partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable organization with specialized expertise in dental technology is immeasurable.
You are the expert in dentistry and providing excellent patient care. At Digital Technology Partners, we’re the experts in dental technology with more than 15 years of experience serving the technology needs of over 500 practices throughout the southeast. We focus on managing all aspects of your dental technology and IT support, so you don’t have to. We give you peace of mind, so you can focus on your patients.
Discover the real value of reliable IT service and support. Schedule a free office evaluation with us today and let’s connect.