Continuing to work your way around the office, it’s time to check each workstation. Go down the list to ensure each update/patch for the operating systems and malware protection has been installed on all hardware/software for all items tied into each station. Review all apps to make sure these are updated as well. Apps can include additional equipment such as printers, scanners, practice and document management software, Quickbooks, etc. Open all applications used and ensure no additional action is needed. Last, run tests to make sure your network is synced. Print a document, scan something, run your equipment.
These steps are crucial to execute before working with patients and PHI. This could take some time depending on your office size, so plan accordingly. Taking the time to turn each of these on and allowing updates and functionality tests will save time and ensure a much smoother reopening knowing all systems and equipment are ready to run safely.