EDRs: Still think going paperless was the right decision, Doc?


By Darrell K. Pruitt DDS



Still think going paperless was the right decision, Doc? (Are you pissed yet?) If you haven’t adopted digital records, now is NOT the time to do so. 

“Just last quarter, U.S. cyber insurance prices increased 79% from a year earlier, according to Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index…. IBM determined the average ransomware attack cost $4.54 million last year, not including the cost of the ransom, and that 83% of the organizations have had more than one data breach.” (There goes your retirement stash). From “Amid Surge in Ransomware Attacks, More Organizations Are Being Rejected for Cyber Insurance — What Can Leaders Do?”

By Raj Dodhiawala for CPO Magazine, November 28, 2022

LINK: https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/amid-surge-in-ransomware-attacks-more-organizations-are-being-rejected-for-cyber-insurance-what-can-leaders-do/

QUESTION: So, now that the American Dental Association no longer sells its for-profit digital records system to intentionally uninformed dues-paying members, is the not-for-profit organization still encouraging dentists to go paperless?


ORDER: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Information-Technology-Security/dp/0826149952/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254413315&sr=1-5


Thank You


One Response

  1. Are you ready for this, Doc? Probably not. “What is Ransom Cartel?

    A ransomware gang focused on reputational damage – The group combines data encryption with data theft and threatens to release stolen information on their website. But Ransom Cartel ups its game by threatening to send sensitive information to victim’s partners, competitors, and news outlets to inflict as much damage as possible.” – By Lucian Constantin, CSO Senior Writer, CSO | NOV 30, 2022. 

    Once Ransom Cartel releases patients’ Protected Health Information, HIPAA rules become a reputational damage multiplier. I think we will soon discover that since HIPAA makes healthcare providers especially cooperative with the cartel’s demands, dental patients’ identities will increasingly become the low-hanging fruit in the cyber-crime industry – just because dentists do not have the resources to combat cyber-crime compared to larger players in healthcare.

    We can always hope that the Cartel hasn’t heard about HIPAA, I guess.

    Darrell Pruitt DDS

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