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Cyber Extortion: Don’t Be a Victim

We’ve all seen movies where a couple of thugs in trench coats walk into a store, take a look around and say something like, “Nice place you got here, shame if something were to happen to it.” Many people might think the days of extortion went away with the end of mob-run New York and [...]

By |2020-07-27T19:02:09+00:00July 27th, 2020|Healthcare, Latest News|

Telemedicine, TeleMed, & TeleHealth

The current state of business is morphing into something we haven’t seen before. New ideas and procedures are being created every day to keep businesses running and to address these new challenges. A recent modern convenience is telemedicine. While it’s been around in a limited form for a while, current circumstances have given it a [...]

By |2020-07-24T21:24:48+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Healthcare, Latest News|

Is Cost Holding You Back?

Managing expenses is one of the core tasks of any business owner or manager. Nothing is free, so if you want to keep the lights on and your office staffed, you need to know what’s coming in and what you’re paying out. But to run operations profitably, you might find yourself having to prioritize your [...]

By |2020-07-24T21:25:01+00:00July 16th, 2020|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News|

Your PC is in danger if you use Windows 7

By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business New York (CNN Business) Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. That means it will no longer provide updates or security patches for the 11-year-old operating system, and the hundreds of millions of PCs still using it are vulnerable to attack. One-third of PCs around the world run Windows [...]

By |2020-01-28T20:06:57+00:00January 28th, 2020|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

CNN reports: Hundreds of dental offices crippled by ransomware attack

"We have no access to the patient charts, schedule, x-rays, or payment ledger," Shae Johnson, the Clinical Coordinator at Dentistry Design in McFarland, Wisconsin, told CNN. "The doctor cannot do proper treatment without a chart history and x-rays." Ransomware is a type of virus that locks up a computer and demands a payment for [...]

By |2019-09-25T22:04:42+00:00September 25th, 2019|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

To Renew or Not Renew, That Is the Question

You’re prepared, at least mentally, to begin your migration to Windows 10 because you’ve read What Does Windows End of Life Mean to My Business? And Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life. Is your hardware ready? How you handle your IT (on your own, as needed support, or with a fully managed agreement) [...]

Is Your Practice Prepared for Windows 7 End-of-Life?

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue support for its popular Windows 7 operating system and Windows Sever 2008. If you’re a healthcare practice using either platform, you need to pay close attention to this fast-approaching deadline – as continuing to run an unsupported operating system leaves you dangerously exposed to serious risks and [...]

By |2019-08-26T21:49:28+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

California Moves to Close Gaps in Data Breach Notification Law

The proposed legislation would close a loophole in the state’s existing data breach notification law, requiring breached organizations to report compromised biometrics and passports. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assembly member Marc Levine are seeking to strengthen the state’s data breach notification law, which aims to close a loophole and expand requirements to include compromised biometrics [...]

By |2019-04-23T01:23:14+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Is Your IT Provider An Asset Or A Liability To Your Practice?

By Ron Vesely, Arevtech president and founder Dental practices of all sizes are increasingly using Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) to help lower costs, increase efficiencies, and ensure compliance of IT systems with regulatory requirements. While MSPs have been around for years, the services they provide can differ greatly. When evaluating your current technology [...]

By |2019-04-23T01:20:19+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Make Your IT Expenses Predictable

Many practices lack the means to plan and budget IT expenses and future equipment needs. The dental industry continues to face stagnant growth. The 2017 Dental Economics–Levin Group Annual Practice Survey cites reasons for this, including the expansion of DSOs, declining insurance provider reimbursements, and the increasing number of dentists coming out of dental schools―all [...]

By |2019-04-03T18:01:54+00:00April 1st, 2019|Healthcare, Latest News|