Healthcare

5 IT Standards All Businesses Should Adopt

It’s common for small businesses to mistakenly ignore standards. They believe that having structures in place is unnecessary. When an issue arises, they’ll just hire the personnel to deal with it and consider that sufficient. Unfortunately, this mindset is very risky. That’s why we put together a list of 5 IT standards ALL businesses should…

Businesses that Benefit from Hiring Managed IT Services

As an IT provider, I am often asked the question, “Do I know of any businesses that benefit from hiring managed IT services?” What Businesses Benefit Most from Managed IT? The truth is, I believe any business can seek to benefit from outsourcing IT. Especially if the base of their operations take place on a…

Don’t Get Reeled in by Holiday Phishing Attacks

It is reasonable to anticipate that the holiday season will be a time of good cheer, peace, and goodwill to all. The problem is that cyber attackers didn’t get the message. During the holidays, they are more likely to launch phishing attacks against businesses. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help you avoid…

Are Your HIPAA Compliance Efforts Healthy?

Let’s address the (ahem …) hippo in the room. HIPAA compliance continues to be a real challenge for small and mid-sized businesses. HIPAA is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which has very specific rules and regulations around a patient’s health information. Larger healthcare organizations, like hospitals and insurance companies, have…

Healthcare’s IT Prescription? Managed Services

No one is safe from cybersecurity threats or able to ignore digital transformation. But the healthcare industry faces extra pressures to keep its IT healthy. Here’s why that’s the case and why a Managed Service Provider (MSP) partnership is just what the doctor ordered. Healthcare shares many of the same concerns as other industries. Leaders…

Common Compliance Issues You Might Be Missing

Information security is on every business’s radar these days. Data drives so much of what we do. Looking to contain the risks, many sectors have established IT compliance regulations. Whether meeting a standard or not, don’t overlook these common areas of concern. Governments and regulatory agencies have established compliance standards for the financial, legal, healthcare,…

Dial up Telehealth Security

The use of Telehealth has been growing rapidly over the past decade. Then, the coronavirus pandemic prompted another jump in Telehealth offerings. There are many advantages to digital healthcare, but securing this access to physicians and specialists is more challenging. Telehealth services offered through videoconferencing, remote monitoring, electronic consults, and wireless communications: increase connectivity between…

Is Healthcare Compliance Enough?

The healthcare industry is a top target for cybercriminals. Healthcare providers hold patient’s personal and financial data. Plus, they offer a critical service; therefore, they are more likely to pay ransom to get their systems back up and running. Recognizing the threat, industry regulators have instituted cybersecurity standards. Non-compliance is costly, but the real question…

Healthcare Providers Must Prepare for IT Disasters

Healthcare professionals regularly handle the worst. Whether its broken bones, horrible abscesses, disease, or death, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready for all that can cripple their technology. In 2011, one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history destroyed a large medical center in southwest Missouri. Fortunately, the regional hospital had, only a few weeks…