Under Australian law, your practice’s obligations to patient care extends further than your physical practice — it includes the way you care for their private information. Electronic health record security issues are a real problem for the industry and it’s important to implement reasonable measures for keeping everything and everyone safe.
While the speciality may vary, practices of all sizes across Australia are turning to the cloud to run their business. With the launch of Clinic to Cloud (C2C) in early 2015, over 1200+ healthcare professionals, operating from hundreds of different practices are now computing with our cloud-based platform. With new clinicians joining C2C daily, benefits of the cloud services are now being widely recognised and accepted as the norm.
We all know that patient privacy is fundamental to building trust, but as more & more patient data becomes digitised the need to protect and preserve patient information and have a robust data protection strategy in place has never been more critical.
Unfortunately, the cybercrime economy has become increasingly lucrative and we’re seeing criminal efforts to attain medical data become more sophisticated. It’s a very serious issue and private practices are on the frontline.
In order to clearly recognise the benefits of our Cloud based Electronic Medical Records System, Clinic to Cloud understands the need to gain full confidence in the reliability and cyber security of the infrastructure provider. Question is, what factors determine a cloud platforms security and safety? What infrastructure will protect patient confidentiality in Australia? Is there tangible evidence to support such security claims? These are highly valid, commonly raised concerns from many of our current and prospective users - and it all starts with our cloud host provider Microsoft Azure.
As an extra layer of protection from today all Clinic to Cloud users will have the ability to enable two factor authentication.
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