Electronic health records are a blessing, but they also present a number of challenges. There is an ongoing battle between the benefits of storing information in a digital format, and the risk that doing so poses to patient confidentiality. 

The most important thing you can do is make sure that your EHR is secure. This means ensuring that only authorized users can access it, and that they have appropriate permission levels to do so. You’ll need to set up password protection and remote access controls, in addition to monitoring activity on your system. 

Data protection should be a top priority when utilizing an EHR system. Not only do patient records need to be protected from unauthorized access, but also from loss due to disaster recovery situations or other data loss incidents. It’s important for any organization using an electronic health record system to have backup strategies in place for both data and applications.