Two words: Be paranoid! In fact you can’t be paranoid enough!
Making sure you’re back up procedures and systems are water tight should be your number one priority.
With most allied health practices now becoming paperless, everything is on the PC and therefore, needs to backed up.
To be really sure, even if you are tech minded I recommend contracting an I.T. person to organise and manage this for you.
I also recommend using the Cloud however, I have also become unstuck here too which I’ll explain later.
Let me take thru our process, I’m sure you will be able to relate.
We run a patient management software. Essentially our entire patient database and all related files are found here so pretty important.
We back this up to 5 USB’s Mon to Fri. We also automate this backup to the harddrive every minute and this is saved to the cloud.
We then test one of these backups weekly by restoring to a non-networked PC. It is very important you know you’re backups are working.
We then take one of these USB’s offsite.
Regarding all data files, we have several peripheral PC’s. These all save once a week to a central PC which then uploads to the cloud. We choose a software called IPERIUS however, you can configure your PC’s to network and back up this way.
We choose DROPBOX for our Cloud requirements however, other options include GOOGLE DRIVE, MICROSOFT ONEDRIVE or APPLE ICLOUD.
HANDY TIP #1: Create duplicate folders in dropbox and date them.  This is because when you delete a file on your desktop this action is synchronised in the cloud and this way you’ll have an alternate folder to try an retrieve lost documents. Of course this depends on how much space you have available and how often you do this process.
HANDY TIP #2:  Another option is use a cloud back up application like multcloud.  For example, I use dropbox and then have a one way sync to google drive using multcloud.
In conclusion, make sure you partner with a trusted I.T. professional. Make sure they sign a confidentiality agreement as they will have access to your entire system 24/7.
Create a solid back up procedure and you won’t be left high and dry.

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Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor and ACTP accredited Business Coach.

Andrew believes for health practices to thrive, their owners need to, what he refers to as ‘step up into their power’.  Leadership is about leading. Sounds simple right?  So why are so many practice owners struggling to make a living, eventually burning out and giving up?

Andrew has successfully built 2 multi-disciplinary health practices to nearing a million pa. He has mentored many leading practice owners helping them reach this target and beyond.

Founder: Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and Million Dollar Wellness.

Andrew is married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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