Medical and dental practices, just like any other organization, rely on their IT network to run their business effectively. But there’s a problem: many clinics inadvertently wind up working with sub-standard IT companies who are either unwilling or unable to give them the services that they need. This unfortunate state of affairs can lead to all […]
Healthcare providers are waking up to the fact that unless they make changes soon, they could be running unsupported Windows operating systems on their devices and be out of compliance with HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This has all kinds of implications for their wider operations and security, so it’s not […]
An IT service company can offer specialized advice that is unique to the technological aspect of your business. Whether it’s managing computer networks, upgrading your office network ,or bolstering cybersecurity defenses, there are countless ways to improve the technology in your business to create a more efficient operation. However, it takes a […]
Healthcare providers such as medical offices, dental offices, and hospitals rely on technology much like any other modern business. The use of technology offers great efficiency boosts that can help save time, money, and make your doctors, nurses, and administrative staff more productive than ever. In an industry where every second counts to […]
There is no denying that there are many different threats facing medical offices and businesses all around the United States today. It is well publicized that the healthcare sector is one of the most targeted industries. Therefore, you need to be dedicated in your approach. You need to make sure that you train your employees when it comes to the […]
There is no denying that the healthcare sector is one of the most targeted industries when it comes to cybercriminals. According to statistics that have been compiled via the HIPAA Journal, there have been over 2,500 healthcare data breaches between the years of 2009 and 2018 that included more than 500 records being breached. This equated to a […]
Since the introduction of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in 1996, all healthcare practices have been obliged to take ongoing action to protect their patients' data. HIPAA assessments can help you to ensure that your practice meets all the requirements of the act. As there are heavy penalties for HIPAA non-compliance, […]
EMR software handles the electronic medical records generated by and necessary for your medical practice to function in the 21st century. Electronic medical records (EMR) fall under the protective umbrella of HIPAA laws, as they contain protected health information.
This article covers what you need to to do if you are a Healthcare organization in Illinois facing a breach of your information systems, leading to the potential exposure of your patients’ private data.