Is your lab operation vulnerable to a cyber attack?

By
Michael

There is so much to consider when choosing a new laboratory information system.


How much will it cost?


How can it improve the performance and efficiency of our organization?


Will it adapt and grow as our operation grows, supporting our future needs?


Three very important questions, but these days another very important question needs to be asked.  How secure is the platform?


According to a recent report from Black Book Market Research, healthcare data breaches will cost the sector $4 billion this year.  


It’s a problem directly affecting healthcare providers that have shown an inability to fend off attacks from hackers because of security deficiencies and vulnerabilities within their organizations. 


Attacks are on the rise.  According to the report, more than 300 million records have been stolen since 2015, affecting about one in every 10 healthcare consumers. 


LigoLab has always made software security a core priority. It’s addressed throughout the end-to-end platform that covers the complete life-cycle of a specimen, from order entry to remittance, for pathology and clinical labs throughout the United States.


The LigoLab LIS & RCM platform manages the flow of information between health care providers, patients, and laboratories, and is optimized not only for laboratory operations but also personalized clinical care. The united platform has advanced security built in throughout, including embedded VPN and SSL encryption to provide maximum security and data integrity. All activities within the system are logged and monitored, and all field modifications are tracked in real-time. This means the platform has the capability to drill down and identify who accessed what and when, while also auditing what the old value was before modification.


Safe and sound - LigoLab’s security measures:


  • Configurable security policies (user and user groups)
  • Roaming profiles and settings
  • Robust and searchable audit trail
  • Controlled internal and external access
  • Two factor authentication
  • Password policies
  • Data integrity controls and quick recovery
  • Biometric and RFID login support
  • Secure SSL and SSH tunneling

Because the system is completely integrated, there is less reliance on interfaces with third party systems and less of a need for middleware, improving overall operational security.  


The peace of mind with a secure operation continues into the billing phase as the LigoLab RCM takes care of every billing process without the need to outsource and share your company’s data with others. Everything stays in-house and is protected. Claim validation, claim generation, client billing, distribution and payment processing - all of these steps automatically function within the system. 


The Black Book study showed that a major issue with healthcare security is the use of legacy software. Outdated software solutions typically require major ongoing development and support and involve “patch work” because it is thought that a full-blown redesign is too difficult, disruptive or expensive.  


Clearly, that mindset needs to change and it is changing. More and more, modern lab operators are turning to LigoLab and it’s comprehensive LIS & RCM solution to manage confidently and securely.  


Find out more at LigoLab.com or request a demo at info@LigoLab.com

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LigoLab is a thriving business in Los Angeles that specializes in software licensing for pathology and clinical laboratories, no matter the size.  LigoLab competes with the giants of the laboratory industry thanks to its unique pricing model and its all-in-one Laboratory Information System (LIS) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) platform, the LigoLab LIS & RCM

To request a demonstration, contact Suren Avunjian at (818) 395-4659 or suren@ligolab.com.