Small Medical Practices and Cyber Attacks

Recently one of our good friends and healthcare blogger, John Lynn of EMR & HIPAA wrote a blog on why small medical practices are at great risk for a cyber attack and we couldn’t agree more. Too often small medical practices operate day to day with the notion they are too insignificant to suffer a malware attack or security breach. Not only does that way of thinking put the reputation of the practice in jeopardy, it also compromises patient security. The truth is, smaller medical practices are just as vulnerable (if not more) as larger practices or hospitals.

To read John’s blog, visit: http://www.emrandhipaa.com/emr-and-hipaa/2017/06/14/why-small-medical-practices-are-at-great-risk-for-a-cyber-attack/

Regardless of limited resources, there are multiple ways practices can protect themselves against a multitude of hacking threats, including:

  • Encryption
  • Firewalls
  • Penetration Testing
  • Compromise Assessment
  • Workforce Training
Despite this info-graphic showcasing EHR vulnerabilities, we think it could just as easily be applied to small practices:

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