of practices have been victimized by ransomware.
With cyberattacks on the rise, focusing on the security of your practice is essential.
A recent White House briefing has placed the nation’s infrastructure and health care organizations on high alert, citing intelligence about potential cyber attacks by adverserial nations. Even before the recent spike in international tensions, cyber threats have been on the rise, with data breaches of health and human services records reportedly on an upward trend since 2017.
of practices experienced a ransomware attack within the past year.
of practices paid whatever ransom was demanded.
of practices were able to recover from backup files.
How to Mitigate Risks:
Medical professionals need to be prepared and educated on the threats to their patients' data. Mitigating the risk of your medical practice or EHR system falling victim to cyberattacks requires efforts to be taken on multiple levels. Protect your data by following a few practical measures shielding your practice from unwanted and vicious attacks.
If you’re an athenaPractice™ client, who’s not quite ready to embark on a cloud-based journey; however, have an interest in securing your data and relying on professional IT support to manage your practice’s network — including upgrades, database maintenance, and backups, then you’ll want to explore our Hosting Solution.