Protecting Your Hospital or Clinic from Hospital Management Software Disasters

Arun Joseph VargheseArun Joseph Varghese on May 1, 2021

In the medical field, it is important to be able to diagnose and treat patients in a timely manner. One of the major factors that can affect this process is hospital management software disasters. These are not always caused by hacking or system malfunctions; there are other things that can cause these disasters as well.

In this blog post, we will talk about what some of those problems might be and how you can prevent them from happening at your hospital or clinic.

Hospital management software disasters caused due to human error

There are many things that can go wrong at a healthcare facility and sometimes, it’s not because of a computer malfunction; people make mistakes too which causes huge problems in some cases like when one person accidentally enters incorrect data into your system or they forget to change or update data.

Insta by Practo helps to prevent this to a great extent by providing explicit training to users which are provided during the implementation phase. Further, the hospital management can make sure their staff is constantly growing and becoming more efficient through our tests and certificate programs which are totally free.

Accidental deletion of data files or corruption in the database 

This can happen for different reasons such as virus attack, power failure, and human error, etc. Insta’s software has been designed to completely resist any kind of disaster that happens while operating it because all our servers are constantly backing up data at regular intervals. We also train your staff on how to use the software and restore data in case of an emergency. 

Loss of unsaved data during a power failure or internet failure

To minimize the effect of such situations, the hospital management software is designed to save all data on a regular basis. This way even when there is a bad internet connection or if there are power supply issues, they don't make any changes in your system which can cause huge losses.

Data breach in hospital management software systems

Data breaches are something to worry about too, especially when your hospital deals with sensitive medical data. The hacking of systems and sensitive data being leaked out publicly on the internet is a scenario where unauthorized persons might use the HMS to get vital information about high-profile patients.

Poor data security leaves you vulnerable to hackers, who may steal patient information for identity theft purposes. Leading to a lot of legal issues and penalties.

If you are using Insta’s software, there is maximum protection to all the data and information shared with us by our clients, like in medical reports or any other personal health records as we keep them safe using the best safety and data encryption policies.

Virus attack 

It can corrupt your files and is a problem that can cause total loss to your healthcare facility. We have seen in the recent past many virus attacks and the consequences were not pretty. Using the latest version of software and hardware to minimize downtime, conducting regular system maintenance, like antivirus updates and disk defragmentation, and testing your backups periodically to ensure they work as expected can provide protection up to a certain level.

Though such attacks are not fully preventable, the consequences are totally avoidable with the best backup in place for your data which Insta can assure.

System crashes and hardware failures 

A system outage can shut down your entire hospital or clinic, like when lightning strikes or some natural disasters happen which can lead to damages of your data. At Insta our servers are spread across different geographical areas so even if one of them crashes or gets hit by an unfortunate event we can still access your data.

Software troubleshoots and malfunctions 

These are also an issue which can disrupt the entire functioning of the hospital or clinic. 

Insta has built-in checks for these types of problems and if there is one it will notify you so that the problem can be fixed as soon as possible. Besides this, they provide immediate customer support to correct such issues and help to get the software back on track within a matter of minutes. 

Like to know more about how Insta by Practo can provide the best protection from software disasters happening to your hospital or clinic? 

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