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

By |May 23rd, 2019|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

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 [...]

California Moves to Close Gaps in Data Breach Notification Law

By |April 22nd, 2019|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

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 [...]

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

By |April 22nd, 2019|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

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 [...]

Waiting for Your Outdated Technology to Break Before You Replace It?

By |April 1st, 2019|Healthcare, Latest News|

Don’t ignore the risks of an outdated IT infrastructure. A State of Work Report by Samanage in 2016 found that businesses lose over $13,000 per year, per employee, on unproductive [...]

Software Patching integral to PHI Data Security

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Healthcare organizations and vendors are responsible for identifying and mitigating the risks unpatched software poses to ePHI as part of their HIPAA compliance, OCR advised in its June Cybersecurity Newsletter. [...]

Think it can’t happen to you — Think again

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST GETS PRISON TERM FOR IDENTITY THEFT, LARCENY Annie Vuong, a former receptionist at a New York-based dental office, was given 2-6 years in state prison for stealing personal [...]

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries In their 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Report, IBM and the Ponemon Institute found that healthcare data breach costs average $408 [...]

7 Steps for getting right with NIST 800-171

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

The deadline for defense contractors and subcontractors to implement the information security requirements listed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 has come and [...]

HIPAA Security Rule Requires Physical Security of Equipment

By |August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

While most HIPAA Security Rule violations involve electronic data breaches, healthcare providers and business associates could also face a violation for failing to physically secure computers and other equipment holding [...]

Network Assessment – What Does it Mean and Why Does it Matter?

By |March 16th, 2018|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Network Assessment can be a word as broad as the sky, so sometimes when an IT expert suggests doing a network assessment for your business, you may be thinking of [...]

Does Your Practice Technology Need a Checkup?

By |March 16th, 2018|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

By: Edward Shellard, DMD It seems like new technology is released every week. Think of how often you've had to upgrade your cell phone over the last decade-even your phone's [...]

Why Careful Health IT Infrastructure Planning is Essential

By |March 16th, 2018|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

By Elizabeth O’Dowd Properly planning upgrades to legacy health IT infrastructure solutions prevents compatibility issues and assures the IT budget is being used effectively. A successful health IT infrastructure comprises [...]

Equifax Breach – How Bad Is It Really & Can It Effect My Practice?

By |October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

October 14, 2017 | Amy Wood It's really bad.  Worse yet, you are on your own when it comes to protecting your identity. Credit Bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) have [...]

Managing the true cost of digital dentistry and technology ownership in our practices

By |October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

By Gary Kaye, DDS, FAGD Digital dentistry impacts all of us. Dr. Gary Kaye says it is important to know the total cost of ownership of the technology in your [...]

Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

By |October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Reuters:    Caroline Humer, Jim Finkle NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the [...]

KRACK WI-FI HACK: GOOGLE, APPLE AND MICROSOFT SCRAMBLE TO FIX WPA2 VULNERABILITY

By |October 20th, 2017|Education, Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

By Anthony Cuthbertson Newsweek Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies have been rushing to address issues related to the Krack Wi-Fi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using [...]

What the Average Worker Doesn’t Know About Security Will Scare You

By |August 2nd, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

As security becomes more complex organizations are tasked with making sure that it’s not just the IT department on the lookout for the next threat since malicious actors can get [...]

The Senate health-care bill: What’s at stake for dental practices and the dental industry?

By |August 2nd, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News|

The Senate health-care bill: What’s at stake for dental practices and the dental industry? Jul 15, 2017 By Meg Booth and Kevin Thomas Industry | Opinion News stories about the [...]

Protected health information at risk, FBI warns

By |August 2nd, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

The FBI in a private industry notification warned health care providers that cybercriminals are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers “operating in ‘anonymous’ mode and associated with medical and [...]

Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31K HIPAA Fine

By |May 8th, 2017|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

By Admin April 27, 2017 An Illinois pediatric health chain paid a $31,000 HIPAA breach penalty this month after the company it hired to store and manage old paper medical [...]

New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

By |May 8th, 2017|Education, Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance, Small & Mid-Size Business|

By Admin  April 24, 2017 The agency that develops information security standards for the U.S. federal government is recommending significant changes to password guidelines, essentially reversing some long-held best practices. [...]