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Cyber Security
Cyber Monday — the online-only version of Black Friday that takes place today, the Monday after Thanksgiving — will be the most significant online sales day of the year. BlackFriday.com estimates that this year’s Cyber Monday will generate $9.48 billion in sales. That’s a more than 20% increase over 2018. While consumers search online for deals, cybercriminals...
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If you own a healthcare practice or just working one, then you are very familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. HIPAA is a set of rules and best practices that healthcare organizations my maintain compliance with to secure patient data and avoid potentially massive fines. This system had worked...
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Healthcare specific Managed Service Providers (MSPs) provide peace of mind to practices. This peace comes two-fold, first, by knowing that their Electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI) is kept safe by knowledgeable IT experts. Second, by having the reassurance that their systems remain HIPAA compliant and if anything were to happen, their MSP will be there...
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healthcare remote access security
Hackers and data thieves will use all sorts of methods to try and gain access to your patient’s data — whether it’s through phishing, malware, ransomware, investment scams, etc. According to ECRI’s 2019 Top Health Technology Hazards, the most common way hackers try and break into your systems is through remote access. “Remote access systems...
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  The healthcare industry is ever-growing and changing. If you work in this industry, then you know how much Information Technology can help your practice be more efficient and provide better care to your patients. As the union of healthcare and information technology becomes more involved, you may find that keeping up with security, compliance,...
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Healthcare practices and organizations are steadily moving toward cloud storage solutions for their healthcare data, employee data, and patient data. According to Gartner, a research firm, more than 30 percent of healthcare organizations will be using cloud storage by 2022. Gartner claims the growth in cloud storage will be due to budget pressures and the...
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Working in the healthcare industry is demanding, both physically and mentally. This challenging industry also has challenges that some professionals overlook but should take note and monitor. Two of these challenges that are uniquely intertwined but commonly overlooked are data breaches and insurance fraud. Data Breaches & Fraud We’ve talked a lot about data breaches...
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Today Google has over 1.5 billion users. While some use Gmail, others utilize many of their free services for business purposes. These services include Google Photos, Google Calendars, and Google Drive. These free services don’t just make it easier for Google’s users to share their data across applications, they also create a spamming highway that...
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Many practices swear by Windows 7, quoting its efficiency and capabilities. Many of these same professionals also use Server 2008R2 in tandem with Windows 7. The combination of these two together was top of the line when it came out in July of 2009. When Microsoft created these two they also created a date for...
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telemedicine
It’s safe to say that ‘telemedicine’ is no longer just a buzzword in the healthcare community. If you’re unaware of what exactly telemedicine is, here is a brief definition. Essentially, it is remote delivery of healthcare services through the use of the telecommunications infrastructure. Perhaps the most common type of telemedicine is remote patient monitoring, where...
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