The importance of confidentiality in the healthcare professions can’t be overstated. Unauthorized data releases violate federal regulations such as HIPAA, which can result in significant legal sanctions and hefty fines. More importantly, patients rely on providers to honor their privacy, and a single breach can shake the confidence of every patient a practice treats. Unfortunately, regular reports of information theft and compromised privacy in healthcare settings are a stark reminder that relying on the convenience of digital technology comes with risks.
Nonetheless, a paper-based system isn’t ideal for protecting confidential medical records. Advances in digital technology offer error reduction, as well as new efficiencies in transmitting prescriptions to pharmacies, sharing medical history with other providers on a need-to-know basis, and maintaining up-to-date, accurate records. When this technology is used in a secure environment, the electronic data is far safer than paper printouts and handwritten notes. However, too many small and medium-size medical practices avoid digital tools because they are concerned with the cost and complexity of transitioning.
Xact IT Solutions offers customized IT service for healthcare practices, from comprehensive data security to a full menu of IT support. The complete managed data security service keeps patient information safe from internal and external threats, preventing unauthorized access to records and ensuring that confidential data cannot be shared inappropriately. Xact IT professionals handle all aspects of your data security — coordinating firewalls, monitoring for new devices connected to your networks, and creating best-in-class authentication procedures, which leaves you free to focus on your patients.
Of course, data security isn’t the only concern when it comes to IT and your practice. It is also important to ensure that data cannot be lost due to hardware failure. Xact IT addresses this concern through managed backup services. You can rely on industry experts to automate data backups using cloud computing. This removes the risk of data loss, so you have the peace of mind of knowing that patient records will be accurate and available to you when needed.
The experts at Xact IT Solutions will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your practice’s needs, then create a complete IT transition plan encompassing the services that will best support your office’s efficiency and effectiveness. With your approval, experienced professionals will roll out plan elements. You can rely on service and support any time an issue comes up, as Xact IT professionals are available around the clock, 365 days a year for rapid problem-solving.
Xact IT Solutions offers high-quality, personalized service for all aspects of your business. While other IT providers lean towards a one-size-fits-all approach, Xact IT is focused on creating an IT plan that meets the unique needs of your practice. There is no need to worry that upgrading IT services will take you over your budget. Flat-fee pricing programs are customized to your practice, making it easy and affordable to use digital productivity tools in your office.