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Email Encryption for Healthcare and Business

Email Encryption for Healthcare and Business Email encryption is a HIPAA requirement for healthcare when sending patient information over email. Email encryption is also a useful tool for law firms, financial institutions, and businesses that need to protect legal documents and personal and financial information. What is Email Encryption? Email encryption is used to convert…

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Ransomware Attacks Healthcare

Ransomware Attacks Targeting Healthcare

Ransomware Attacks Targeting Healthcare   Ransomware attacks against medical practices are surging in the US over the past year. Ransomware is a term used to describe malicious software designed to block access to data until a sum of money is paid. Cybercriminals use ransomware because it is highly profitable and very difficult to trace. An infected email…

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Healthcare Practice Security & Internet Defenses

Business Security and Virus Defense Strategy

Business Security and Virus Defense Strategy – Our Four Layer Defense All businesses need a security and virus defense strategy against phishing and malware. A virus, also known as malware, is a piece of software designed with malicious intent. Mild or moderate viruses can steal data and passwords, cause annoying pop-ups, or cripple your computer. In…

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Medical Practice Network Security

A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Practice Network Security

Medical Practice Network Security Guide Medical practice network security is paramount when designing a new medical office network. Now that security hazards are on the rise, practices are faced with many technology challenges. Most notably, they need to protect their networks from internet threats. However, to meet this challenge, practice owners must first understand the…

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Video Surveillance for Healthcare

Video Surveillance for Healthcare – Protect Your Practice

Security and Protection from Within your Walls   Now more than ever, Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) is increasingly valuable on the black market. That’s why it’s crucial to protect your practice from hackers and cyber-criminals. However, many providers and practice administrators overlook the need for protection from within their walls. As a result, disgruntled…

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Managed Services Provider

Managed Services Provider

What is a Managed Services Provider? A Managed Services Provider, also known as an “MSP,” is an IT industry term used to describe an outsourced IT department. MSP’s assume the ongoing technological responsibilities for their clients. Typically, a Managed Services Provider offers services such as help desk, onsite support, data backup, network security, phone system…

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ePHI security breach

Patient Data Compromised by Third Party Vendors

ePHI Security Breach at Large Healthcare Provider in Arizona In recent media coverage, Banner Health revealed that hackers might have accessed their patient health insurance records. As a result, cyber criminals compromised up to 3.7 million patient records. Unfortunately, this ePHI security breach occurred because hackers obtained access to their servers through a third party food service…

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Overbuilt Technology Systems – Urology Practice Case Study

Overbuilt Technology Systems – A Case Study

Lowering Your Healthcare Practice’s IT Spending, lower IT spending medical practice, plus vs. VPN, custom Application, web support & maintenance for Healthcare Practices – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, NY, NJ, PA, NextGen EHR Template development, Electronic Health Records, EHR Administration, IT Managed Services for Healthcare, NextGen, MAARS Automated Appointment Reminder, IT for Healthcare Practices,…

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Drive Encryption

Security Risk Analysis & Drive Encryption

Security Risk Analysis & Drive Encryption Lately, there’s been confusion about hard drive encryption requirements for medical practices. So, it’s important to understand the difference between “addressable” and “required” as it pertains to your Security Risk Assessment. Shortly after the dawn of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, “addressable” was a term used to describe a…

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