There are many software and hardware tools that can be utilized to protect the patient information in your practice. These include:
- Antivirus Software
- Encryption Software
- Self-Encrypting Drives
- Backup Software
You probably have many of these tools in place in your practice already, but in order to protect your data and computer network, these tools need to be properly configured. An important part of the HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is to look at these tools and programs and make sure they are configured properly and working properly.
The TLD Systems HIPAA program includes an evaluation of your current systems and provides you with steps you can take to ensure that you are using the hardware and software you already own to your best advantage