There is just nothing, nothing at all that is alluring or interesting about the need to safeguard our patient data. We want to pass the buck, let SOMEONE ELSE HANDLE IT, not our problem. Except that if your dental team doesn’t know better there’s a chance that they’re setting you up for a security breach out of mere ignorance. Trust me, you do not want to go there. Instead, our government spent a whole bunch of money, probably, to make a video game for you and your office to play and learn about CyberSecurity.
Wait, before you pass judgement like I did and say either (1) This can’t be real, it’s a joke or (2) it’s stupid to play a game about medical data security, just click on the image above, type in a random name, and PLAY IT. You’ll be surprised what you do and don’t know about the HIPAA and HiTech laws that affect you and your practice, and that it’s actually a pretty interesting way to learn.
What’s that? Should you allow your team members to play it during work? If they have basic knowledge of proper security protocols they will be much more likely to understand the importance of any changes that may be rolled out with the way you handle patient data in the near future. And you’ll get bonus points for being kind of cool, but not really, because it is still work, even if it’s disguised as fun.
Here’s the link:
It should only take you about 15 minutes to complete the entire game, unless you’re actually looking for all that extra real estate that it promises to give you.
And really, consider the source.