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Doctors – Your Patients Care About HIPAA Cybersecurity!

Managed IT in Rochester NY

There is a growing concern over privacy and cybersecurity in the healthcare industry, with managed IT at the center of this issue. While HIPAA requires your practice to comply with privacy laws to protect your patients, the patients themselves are also reacting to privacy risks in their own [...]

Why is HIPAA & Cybersecurity Important?

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Cybersecurity for Your Medical Office

Cybersecurity is a big issue these days.  Data breaches occur all the time.  Because patient data is extremely valuable to criminals, breaches in medical offices are occurring with alarming frequency.  You have probably heard about the substantial breaches involving large providers such as Anthem and Blue Cross, but there are many, many smaller breaches that don’t make the news. While smaller healthcare practices have always had to comply with HIPAA, proactive government enforcement in the past has been lax.

Categories of HIPAA Breaches

  1. Laptops and Portable Media = 40% of all breaches
  2. Inappropriate Access to Patient Information = 30% of all breaches
  3. Sending PHI through Unencrypted Email = 10% of all breaches
  4. Hacking = 10% of all breaches
  5. Loss of Backup Tapes = 10% of all breaches

Enhanced HIPAA Enforcement

This has now changed due to the epidemic of breaches we are currently seeing. The Federal Government has significantly stepped-up HIPAA enforcement, which comes in many forms – proactive examinations, Meaningful Use payment audits, breach investigations, complaint inquiries, etc.  If you’re responsible for your practice’s IT or compliance this couldn’t come at a worse time. You’re already

Why Should You Get On The Cloud?

7 Must Haves for Your Small Business Website

A recent article by The Guardian (UK) states that the cloud industry is set to see a growth of around 30% soon. But many small and medium business owners are still struggling to make sense of the cloud and how it can benefit them. If you are one of them, then here’s what’s in store for you when you migrate to the cloud:

1. Connectivity – Being on

Has Your Website Been Optimized for Mobile Users?

How 'Mobile' Is Your SMB?

Did you know that this year there will be more mobile web surfers than stationary ones? That means more prospects are accessing your business website more through their smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices than with a laptop or PC. If you thought you had time to make the switch this year, you may want to reconsider in light of new research. A recent study revealed that around 40% of prospects move on to a competitor if they have a poor mobile

4 Essential Pieces to Any Small Business BYOD Strategy

7 Must Haves for Your Small Business Website

4 Essential Pieces of Any Small Business BYOD Strategy

Believe it or not, once upon a time, kids at the bus stop didn’t have cell phones and the mobile device strategy of many businesses was typically “you’ll take what you’re given, refrain from using it for any personal use, and the data may be scrubbed clean whenever we please.”

Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses

Breaking News: Downtime Kills Small Businesses

Downtime is bad news for any business whether big or small.

A recent two-hour New York Times’ downtime occurrence sent Twitter ablaze and their stock price plummeting.

Google going down for one to five hours resulted in lost revenue up to $500,000 and decreased overall web traffic by 40%.

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

5 Things SMBs Can Do Right Now to Preserve Their Network and Systems

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

When smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses, or increasing bandwidth. In some instances, they layoff in-house IT support, or avoid hiring new help, even as the business grows. This often leads

Is That A Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket…Or A Bunch of Jargon?

5 Tips for SMBs to Improve Search Engine Rankings…

Is That a Business Continuity Plan in Your Pocket or a Bunch of Jargon?

Technology is full of difficult jargon. To further complicate things, certain terms are often used in a different context between one publication or service provider and the next. An example of this is the usage of backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity. These terms are commonly used interchangeably, often resulting in confusion. In an effort to

Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

Research has revealed that over half of all users end up opening fraudulent emails and often even fall for them. Phishing is done with the aim of gathering personal information about you, generally related to your finances. The most common reason for the large number of people falling for fraudulent emails is that the phishing attempts are often so well-disguised that they escape the eyes of a busy email reader. Here are a few tips that help you identify whether that email

Data Loss Can Cause You to Shut Down

Data Loss Can Cause You To Shut Down — Research by National Archives & !important; Records Administration

Small and medium sized businesses today are relying more than ever on IT systems to efficiently run their business, support customers and optimize productivity. These systems house sensitive digital data ranging from employee and customer information, to internal emails, documents and financial records, sales orders and transaction histories. This is in addition to applications and programs critical to daily business functions and customer service.

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