Ransomware Gone Rogue: Your Business May Have Been Targeted and Not Even Know It

Kansas Heart Hospital thought it was in the clear when hackers demanded a ransom and it promptly paid up. Then, the attackers demanded more money, revealing one of the biggest problems with ransomware: it is only expected to get worse. According to industry experts, Kansas Heart was the second ho

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Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Everyone has the option to upgrade to Windows 10 from previous versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. For most individuals, and even businesses, it’s a smart idea, those in the medical field may want to think a bit prior to making the change. [caption id="attachment_335" align="aligncenter"

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Does HIPAA Compliance Help Doctors Get Paid More Quickly?

September 23, 2013, marked the day the medical industry changed according to the new HIPAA regulations set forth by the government. However, two different levels of compliance were established: a minimum standard and a higher standard. Although the regulations leave some leeway as to the level of co

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There is No Free Lunch

There is a dangerous tightrope edge being walked by business owners where it concerns “free” offers in data storage. CEOs, CIOs, and other corporate captains who require their company data be available at all times are finding themselves and their ventures compromised or “hooked” into so-cal

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Is Your Medical Practice Getting The Care and Attention Its Deserves From Your Current IT Provider?

IT service organizations are a dime a dozen here in the Williamsville metro area, however many of our competitors are focused on the wrong thing. Many of them continue to drive your medical clinic towards compliance with HIPAA regulations, and even many of the other regulatory statutes imposed by associati

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What Can a cVIO Do for Your Business?

Most modern businesses employ a Chief Information Officer, (CIO). The person in this position is responsible for the analysis, strategic planning and management of everything that falls into the category of information technology. Sometimes, however, filling this position with someone at the executi

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Virtual CIO — Flexibility, Expertise and Cost Reduction in a Critical Role

Many small- and medium-sized business (SMB) don't have the resources to have a full-time Chief Information Officer (CIO). An IT consultant can fill this need with a virtual CIO (vCIO), providing the high-level vision and guidance needed in businesses today. Here are five significant benefits of usin

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The Lack of a BA Agreement can Cost Your Clinic Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

If you own or manage a clinic, you should be aware of the potential costs that can surface due to a lack of a BA agreement. BA is an acronym that stands for business agreement. HIPAA enforcement actions regarding vendor agreements can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars. Raleigh Orth

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QuickTime Can Be Hazardous to Your Computer’s Health When You Run It on Windows

Despite warnings from the United States Department of Homeland Security about two unpatched security holes in Apple's QuickTime for Windows, it is estimated that at least half of all Window computer owners will not hear about the call to delete QuickTime immediately or have heard but will not get ar

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Understanding the Art of Medical and Technology Transition Management

The onset of government and industry compliance have generated a new set of standards for medical practices using information technology (IT) directed at the management processes for the intent of improving healthcare services and protecting privacy. The most challenging expansion in the transition

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