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The Importance of Data Recovery in the Healthcare Industry

The Importance of Data Recovery in the Healthcare Industry Data recovery plans are an important tool for any practice in the healthcare industry. IT disasters happen for several reasons, and they are often unavoidable. System failure due to weather conditions, human error, and technology failure are just a few reasons an IT disaster may hit. Unfortunately, they can’t be prevented…

Cloud-Based Phone Systems

Cloud-Based Phone Systems for Healthcare HIPPA Compliance

Cloud-based phone systems are the latest advance in the world of healthcare. The rapid growth of technology has been a catalyst for many healthcare practices throughout the world. As technology changes, there is an increased need for healthcare professionals to update the way their practice operates. HIPPA is an everchanging part of the healthcare system that requires strict compliance to…

Benefits of Remote IT Support

The Benefits of Remote IT Support for Your Business

Remote IT support is a crucial piece of preventative medicine for businesses of all industries. As more and more businesses rely on the IT infrastructure as the central hub of their existence, protecting that gold mine is essential for business success. With remote IT support, businesses can benefit from monitored assistance and necessary solutions from a remote location if disaster…

Cyber Security Risk

What Is Ransomware

As Cyber Security Risk issues continue to hit the news, one of the most important ways to handle cyber security is to become educated with the topic. Ransomware has been a popular discussion topic, as the hottest TV shows are even launching episodes based on ransomware attacks. Advanced attackers continue to enhance their tactics and create new strains of ransomware.…

Medical Practice

Why Medical Practice IT Support is Crucial to Your Business

As in most industries, technology has become a huge part of the healthcare industry. Technology-driven equipment, patient notification systems, and electronic medical records have changed the way patients are treated. Technology continues to advance the treatment available to patients and improve the options available to the healthcare industry. But, with these advances, also comes complications as medical professionals work to…

HIPPA Compliance

7 Steps to Maintain HIPPA Compliance

The world of technology continues to change the way we do business. As more medical practices turn to online form completion and advanced medical records databases, it is important to assess your HIPPA compliance efforts. HIPPA compliance is an important part of any medical practice. Healthcare organizations are required, by law, to comply with HIPPA regulations. If you are found…

Feds fine eClinicalWorks $155M for EHR performance issues

A major vendor of electronic health record systems for physicians, eClinicalWork, will pay the federal government $155 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit contending that its products are faulty. The settlement is the first of its kind for a healthcare information technology company facing formal charges that its systems did not help providers achieve objectives of the Meaningful…

Medical Devices Reportedly Infected in Ransomware Attack

HITRUST investigations show that medical devices were infected in the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that affected 150 countries. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack that infiltrated more than 150 countries and forced some European healthcare organizations to suspend certain services reportedly infected certain medical devices as well. HITRUST explained in an email update that its investigations found that MedRad (Bayer), Siemens, and other…

Top 10 Tips for Cybersecurity in Health Care

We will speak in detail about each section over the coming days but for now here is the list. Not in any order 1. Establish a Security Culture 2. Install and Maintain Anti-Virus Software 3. Use Strong Passwords and Change Them Regularly 4. Protect Mobile Devices 5. Maintain Good Computer Habits 6. Use a Unified threat management Firewall 7. Plan…