I saw something that I should not have seen at my doctor’s office. Last week, I went to see my doctor about a nagging cough I’ve had all winter. I had recovered from the flu right before Christmas but the cough had hung around like a brother-in-law who comes to visit and never leaves. I stepped into […]
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Anyone who can access protected health information is subject to HIPAA compliance. That includes doctors, nurses, receptionists, billing and filing clerks–if they can see it, they must take measures to protect patient information. Here are ten steps healthcare providers must take to make sure they are HIPAA compliant: Use Strong Passwords Develop a policy for creating a […]
Don’t put your business at risk by ignoring electronic records privacy laws. The consequences of violating privacy laws are staggering. Violate PCI, which is a standard required for anyone who receives payments by credit cards and you may very well lose the ability to accept credit card payments. That’s a death blow for many businesses. Violate HIPAA, […]
Forget HIPAA for a minute. If you’re in the healthcare industry, you’re probably sick of the dire warnings about fines that could put your practice out of business- and cost you your job. But for just a minute, forget about all that. Feel better yet? Okay, now brace yourself for the next assault. It’s called The Health information […]
Why Should I Care? Personal fines and jail time as a consequence of willful violation Company fines of up to $1.5 million dollars per year places your job in jeopardy. Reduction in Medicare reimbursement can put your salary, benefits and job at risk. It’s the right thing to do. What Can You Do? 10 Do’s […]
First, what is it and why does it matter? HIPAA is a law designed to protect patient information from exploitation. Protected information is any data that contains any patient information in any form. Exposure of this data to any unauthorized party can result in substantial fines up to $1,200,000 dollars and possibly even jail time. HIPAA is […]
This week we are discussing Microsoft’s new program, Office 365. It’s not really new, almost everyone has used at least one of of Microsoft’s programs like word, excel or powerpoint, but Microsoft has “repackaged” how all of their programs communicate with each other. We’ll explain what’s new and how it could benefit your business.
Do you know how your website is being protected? Most business owners assume their hosting service is protecting their website. Unfortunately, in most cases, that isn’t true. Watch our video to find out what could be attacking your website and how to be proactive about your website security.