The healthcare industry and healthcare practitioners such as chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapist, and councillors to name a few, have gone through many changes over the past few years, and nothing has been bigger than the switch from pen and paper records to electronic transmission and cloud storage of patient records and health information.
This leap to digital has brought with it some benefits, such as easy access to client data, as well as the sharing of that data with other healthcare professionals.
On the other hand, privacy, and data security have become paramount in the new digital age, and with it comes to unauthorized access of patient records.
Back in 1996, the US Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
This act requires every organization that is maintaining and transmitting electronic healthcare information to implement specific administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to keep information safe.
Yocale is at the forefront of data security and takes privacy and information protection extremely seriously.
Yocale employs many different safeguards required by HIPAA to satisfy its technical and physical security requirements.
All data uploaded as well as subscription information is encrypted with AES256 (256 bits Advanced Encryption Standards).
AES is one of the highest standards in security and encryption due to the length of its 256-bit keys, and 14 hashes, it would take a hacker multiple lifetimes using just a dictionary attack.
It’s been shown through an HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey that 83% of IT healthcare organizations are using cloud services, with many of them using the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure platform.
Yocale is proud to use the Microsoft Azure platform to run all of its cloud services as Azure provides an environment where development and data storage can not only be easily distributed but secure as well.
When using Yocale for your online appointment based and practice management software, you can rest assured that the top security measures and data storage measures are in place to protect the private healthcare information of your patients.
Yocale is proud to offer industry leading cloud services to all of its customers, and in turn, keeps with the latest industry regulations and standards.