Healthcare IT Support Topics

Reopening the Workplace After COVID-19: Technology Considerations

Returning to your establishment doesn’t necessarily mean you will be abandoning all of your Work From Home (WFH) set-ups. In fact, for most of you, your workforce will likely consist of remote workers for some time to come. In addition, workstations in your establishment may have been sitting idle while everyone worked remotely. Your technology …

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How To Implement a Business Continuity Plan

Business continuity recovery plans can help businesses realize the following benefits: Ensure the highest level of data security Enhance business resiliency and maintain reputability Achieve maximum availability of mission-critical data Maintain continuity of business operations even in the harshest scenarios Have processes in place to minimize recovery time after a disaster Considering all these advantages, …

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Do You Have a Cybersecurity Program?

As a small/medium business owner or manager, it is imperative that you have an awareness of cybersecurity related-risks and implement infrastructure and processes to mitigate those risks.  According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 58% of breach victims are categorized as small businesses.  Roughly 75% of these breaches are perpetrated by outsiders, while approximately …

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A HIPAA Risk Assessment is Mandatory: How to Avoid Audit Troubles

As a professional in the healthcare field, you obviously are very familiar with HIPAA, that ever-present reminder that data security is an issue that is always running in the background behind every activity that takes place in a medical professional’s workplace––as well as almost every supporting business that works with them. Everyone who works with …

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New Jersey Healthcare provider Hackensack Meridian hospital paid ransom to hackers to stop a cyberattack

The targeted ransomware event at Hackensack Meridian Health brought the computer network systems down last week, resulting in interruptions across its IT network, including Carrier Clinic in Montgomery and three sub-acute facilities. The Edison-based healthcare company said it had insurance to help cover the costs associated with cyberattacks, including payment, remediation and recovery efforts. The …

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5 reasons why your Healthcare Practice Needs PROFESSIONAL IT Services and not a break-fix guy.

Information technology in the field of modern healthcare plays an increasingly important role, in addition to contributing to the advanced quality and effectiveness of oral health care for patients. There are many forms of IT used in the medical industry, including the following: 1. Practice Management Software In healthcare, practice management software handles the business …

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Violating HIPAA regulations is a Crime that Can Lead to Serious Penalties

Attorney generals and district attorneys around the country, are increasingly taking HIPAA violations seriously. Criminal charges for violating HIPAA are serious. You should know that the federal government can bring criminal charges against companies and company employees under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Attorney generals and district attorneys around the country, are …

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Not understanding HIPAA requirements can cost your practice millions

In April of 2017, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a HIPAA settlement based on the impermissible disclosure of unsecured ePHI. CardioNet, a Pennsylvania based wireless health services provider, has agreed to settle potential non-compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules by paying $2.5 million and implementing a corrective action …

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