October 15, 2016

Stay Secure My Friend…  More Hackers Targeting small to medium medical practices

Many small to medium medical practices don’t realize it, but the path to some grand cybercrime score of a lifetime may go right through their backdoor. Small to medium medical practices commonly work with much larger healthcare systems. Unfortunately, they may be unaware that this makes them a prime target for hackers. Worse yet, this…

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October 15, 2016

Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe

Not too long ago, the New York Times’ website experienced a well-publicized attack, which raises the question—how can this happen to such a world-renowned corporation? If this can happen to the New York Times, what does this bode for the security of a small medical practice website? What’s to stop someone from sending patients of…

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October 15, 2016

4 Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every Small to Medium Medical Practice Must Know

Most medical practices are now technology dependent. This means security concerns aren’t just worrisome to large healthcare systems anymore, but also the neighborhood urgent care, the one Doc practice, and the local non-profit health center. Regardless of size or type, all healthcare organization has valuable ePHI that should not be breached under any circumstances. Today’s…

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October 15, 2016

5 Ways small to medium medical practices Can Save Money on Security

Small-to-medium sized medical practices and large enterprise health systems may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cybersecurity threats. In fact, in recent years, cybercriminals have increasingly targeted small to medium medical practices. This is because it’s widely known that small to medium medical practices have a smaller budget, and less in-house…

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September 20, 2016

Service Patients Not Technology: Achieving HIPAA Compliance/High-Level Data Security In The Cloud

Prioritizing Security & Privacy in the Healthcare Sector Physician offices, hospitals, and health insurers take practical steps each day to protect private patient health information (PHI) and comply with HIPAA regulations. Anyone interacting with patients and regularly accessing or discussing confidential medical records must adhere to certain requirements to uphold privacy and security. For example,…

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September 6, 2016

Why Healthcare Organizations Are Looking At Microsoft Closer To Ensure HIPAA Compliance

First of all, I do not resell any hardware or software. I could; but my value as a Virtual CIO stands on choosing the vendor who’s product/services align with my clients’ organization objectives. With that being said, I have been really impressed with @Microsoft. Their new MS Office 2016, Office 365, Azure, and other products…

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September 6, 2016

Medical Manager’s HIPAA Security Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for Medical Practices Part 4 of 4

8 Cold Hard Truths for Medical Practices Not Worried About Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity The foundation of any successful business continuity solution is the ability to retrieve data from any point in time from anywhere. When the topic of data recovery and business continuity comes up, you get the feeling that many decision makers…

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September 6, 2016

Medical Manager’s HIPAA Security Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for Medical Practices Part 3 of 4

Is That a Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket or a Bunch of Jargon? Technology is full of difficult jargon. To further complicate things, certain terms are often used in a different context between one publication or service provider and the next. An example of this is the usage of backup, disaster recovery, and business…

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September 6, 2016

Medical Manager’s HIPAA Security Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for Medical Practices Part 2 of 4

What You Can Learn From U.S. Regulator’s Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Recommendations U.S regulators have recommended that all futures and securities firms review and update their current data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions. Prompted by closures in the equities and options market in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Regulators including the SEC,…

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September 6, 2016

Medical Manager’s HIPAA Security Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for Medical Practices Part 1 of 4

Breaking News:  Downtime Kills Small Businesses Downtime is bad news for any medical practice whether big or small. While the hourly cost of downtime for a small-to-medium sized medical practices won’t be nearly as large as that astronomical of a New York-Presbyterian Hospital figure, downtime is often more detrimental to smaller medical practice. Smaller practices…

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