In this digital age, one of the most important things you should be doing if you run a business is to make sure that any technology you use in your business is always kept up to date and secure. This helps protect all of the confidential data that goes through pharmacies on a daily basis, such as patient data and prescription histories, financial transactions, and so much more.
To do everything possible to make sure your retail pharmacy computer systems are always up to date with the latest software and security patches, just follow these simple steps, and you will find it to be very easy. The best part is that you don’t need to be a technical wizard to know how to do this.
Updated and Upgraded
To make sure your systems are always running the latest software updates and security patches, simply do the following.
Check for updates. Depending on the operating system a computer runs, you will have different ways to check for updates on the machine.
If you are running a Windows systems, these will typically update themselves if an update is pushed, but you can also manually check by going to Settings and then Update and Security. You should see a check for updates option, and if any are available for your machine, you will prompted to install them.
If you’re running a Linux system, simply open up a terminal and type apt update && apt upgrade to receive the latest patches.
On a Mac system, all you need to do is open Software Updates in the System Preferences menu, and then select check for updates.
Install any necessary updates. On a Windows or Mac system, you will be prompted to install any available updates if an update is available. On a Linux system, the update will be automatically applied after issuing the above command in the terminal.
It’s that simple! If you get stuck or have any questions about the process, there is always help available online or you can simply get in touch with your machine’s manufacturer to get any questions answered.