WannaCry: How Secure Is Your Orthodontic Practice’s Data Anyway?

I was recently approached by an orthodontist who really, really wanted to cry: all of his office’s documents including patient communications, case images and x-rays stored on his practice’s computers were encrypted by this virus. Since paying the ransom was out of the question (you don’t negotiate with cyberterrorists as blackmail never really ends), his […]

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HIPAA HITECH and Orthodontic Practice Management Software

With all the latest healthcare data breaches made public recently, could a HIPAA audit of your practice be in the cards soon? Well, that may also depend on what orthodontic practice management software you use. Many orthodontic practice management systems in use today are based on computing and networking infrastructure designed many decades ago, when […]

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Continuous Accounting Advantages in Orthodontic Practice Management Software

Continuous Accounting is a relatively new approach to accounting made possible by modern computing technology which delivers tangible and significant improvements in the cost effectiveness, reliability, and immediacy of accounting and financial reporting of large corporations today. Which means spending a lot less time and money on bookkeeping (a non-value adding activity) while getting a […]

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Apple / Mac Support in Orthodontic Practice Management Software

Considering the ubiquity of the Apple Macintosh, one would expect more orthodontic practice management software products to offer support for this platform today. So why don’t they? The answer is a little bit more complex. The great majority of the legacy products in the market started out as Windows client-server applications a few decades ago. […]

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Are Cloud Backups Best For Disaster Recovery?

It’s hard to avoid the barrage of hype surrounding cloud-based backup solutions these days; it seems that everybody has some kind of cloud backup offering that is touted as the ultimate be all and end all. Your Practice Management Software (PMS) vendor. Your local IT support company. Heck, even your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers […]

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