PracticeStudio has the ability to run in a Cloud environment or in a LAN based in-house server configuration. To learn more about the
PracticeStudio Cloud, click here.
Running PracticeStudio on an in-house server requires that a server be purchased to match the current hardware specifications
(can be viewed here). When running PracticeStudio in an in-house server configuration there will be additional IT requirements
that include the following:
- Server Hardware (must meet current hardware specifications)
- SQL Server License
- Off-Site Backup (PracticeStudio DataVault recommended)
- Domain Environment (required when more than 5 clients)
Meeting HIPAA compliance with your IT needs is a very serious concern these days. HIPAA penalties, depending on the severity, can
range from $100 to $50,000 for each violation not to exceed $1.5 million in a calendar year. So when housing an in-house server,
it is important to protect the physical server as well as the access to the contents on the server through the network.
Your data is imperative to your practice, as such, it should be protected. Hardware is going to fail, it is just a matter of time,
and when that happens it is vital that you have an up-to-date backup of your data. When running an in-house server, this is
one of the most common mistakes that we see. A backup will be initially configured, but never monitored or maintained. So when
that hardware failure comes, there is no backup.
This is one of the major reasons that we created DataVault which is an off-site backup solution written specifically for PracticeStudio
data. Unlike any other backup on the market, each PracticeStudio backup is automatically restored in a HIPAA compliant automated farm.
An email is then sent out notifying the client of both the receipt of the backup as well as the validity of the restore.
This way you know without a shadow of a doubt that when that time times, your data is safe. Learn more about Datavault here.