From ADA News:
ADA Business Resources announced Sept. 15 that it has endorsed The Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe as the complete data back-up solution for dental offices.
Cloud back-up is now the industry standard. Many dental offices are still using daily tapes or removable drives stored in a safe or taken off site in the back of the office managers minivan. These old methods are better than nothing, but just barely. Internet back-up is more reliable than tapes and can be updated several times a day. Your data is safer as it is off-site, encrypted and stored in redundant servers.
There are many cloud back-up providers. For dentistry we need a vendor who can provide HIPAA compliant service and who will sign a HIPAA Business Associate (BA) agreement.