Do We Really Need Electronic Dental Records [EDRs]?


Do you really need digital records, Doc?


The Important Role of Dental Records - Fiorillo Dental

“Ransomware criminals’ demands rise as aggressive tactics pay off – Average ransomware demands and payments are up as criminal enterprises pour money into the profitable operations.”

By Brooke Crothers for FOXBusiness, August 14, 2021.

Crothers: “The ransomware crisis just keeps getting worse as criminal enterprises pour money into highly profitable ransomware operations, according to a report from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 security consulting group. The average ransomware payment climbed 82% to a record $570,000 in the first half of 2021 from $312,000 in 2020.”

I am asking Dr. Roger P. Levin, DDS, founder and CEO of Levin Group, why he and his international consultant group still promote electronic dental records.

How about it, Dr. Levin? Can you describe how practice management software benefits dental patients? The software doesn’t make dentistry safer or less expensive than paper records – even if digital is more convenient for dentists and staff (most of the time).


Thank You


One Response

  1. Electronic health records become increasingly susceptible to identity theft via ransomware

    “Ransomware groups continue assault on healthcare orgs as COVID-19 infections increase – Barlow Respiratory Hospital in California escaped the worst of a recent ransomware attack but still had patient data posted to a leak site.”
    By Jonathan Greig, for ZNet, September 11, 2021.

    “Simon Jelley, general manager at Veritas Technologies, called targeting healthcare organizations particularly despicable. ‘These criminals are literally putting people’s lives in danger to turn a profit. The elderly, children and any others who require medical attention likely will not be able to get it as quickly and efficiently as they may need while the hackers hold hospital systems and data prisoner,’ Jelley said.”

    (Paper records are still immune from ransomware).

    Darrell Pruitt DDS


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