Computer System Security Issues

Security for your computer systems is a multi faceted issue that is essential for HIPAA compliance and data protection. Addressing these issues correctly from the start will prevent issues later on. Also see Computer and Network Setup.

When considering how computer systems are configured, you will need to address security in three areas:

  1. Network Security: For the security of your network, you will need to address:
  2. Computer Security: For the security of your computers, you will need to address:

  3. Security Overview in Open Dental: Define who has permission and access to specific features.
    • Open Dental Users, User Groups, and Permissions.
    • User credentials for third party programs (e.g. imaging software).

For basic network setup guidelines, see Network Basics.