In an ideal technology environment, you wouldn’t even notice that security is working. Employees and residents would be able to access the applications and data they need, and complete whatever online tasks they like. But as with any system, technology isn’t perfect, and some gaps can come up that turn a once-secure setup into a potential threat. Read More
Data is among a senior housing operation’s most valuable assets. Data stored in a senior living facility’s system includes critical business information, records on resident health and finances, and many other pieces of information that is central to the success of the enterprise. At the same time, data faces increasing threats from outside actors who may seek to steal or compromise information. Read More
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Putting robust technology into place in a senior community is crucial for numerous reasons, including better health monitoring, higher resident retention rates, and lower employee turnover. But if the technology and data isn’t secure, then all those benefits could disappear in one cyber attack. Read More
In today’s technology environment all data is at risk. For many people, awareness of the danger starts and stops at the smartphone and laptop level. News stories have drawn ample attention to the possibility of devices been lost or left behind, making their contents readily available to those who might use them for less than savory purposes.
In virtually any organization cyber-security begins on the front lines, with the people who actually have their fingers on the keyboard or their hands wrapped around the mobile device. This is no less true in senior housing, where any number of individuals across the organization may have access to data or systems that need to be safeguarded.
In a world where more information is housed online than in security deposit boxes, it is a wise move for senior housing executives to evaluate data security for their communities. But when it comes to data security, how can executives know what is important and what is optional? Since many senior care communities operate without a designated IT staff or department, it can be difficult to know best practices for senior housing data security. Here are just a few reasons why executives should invest in technology with stringent and specialized data security support. Read More