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Cybersecurity in 2021

August 3rd, 2021 by Kevin Craine

Cybersecurity in 2021

Cybersecurity was a pressing concern even before COVID-19. Now, organizations everywhere must prepare for a new normal that includes increasingly sobering threats to data security. Over the past several months, cyber thieves have become skilled...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Don’t Sleep on HIPAA and Cybersecurity

July 29th, 2021 by Neville M. Bilimoria

HIPAA and Cyber Security

The recent events of the Colonial Pipeline gas shortage in the Southeast have highlighted a very real concern for our nation’s cybersecurity. Cyber criminals are still out there, and seemingly stronger than ever. But in our representation...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity for healthcare systems, medical devices more critical than ever

July 27th, 2021 by Shane Keating and Stephanie Van Ness

Cybersecurity for healthcare systems

Cybercriminals have stepped up their game during the pandemic, launching ransomware attacks at a frenzied pace. In 2020, more than 90 U.S. healthcare organizations reported ransomware attacks, which affected over 600 separate clinics, hospitals and...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Robotic Process Automation: Changing the Way We Work White Paper

July 22nd, 2021 by Paul Actics

Robotic Process Automation: Changing the Way We Work White Paper

What is Robotic Process Automation? Simply put, robotic process automation, or RPA, is the application of technology to automate rules-based business processes. It has the ability to emulate any repetitive human actions to streamline workflows and increase...

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Posted in: Automation

6 Ways to Ensure Your Copier and Printer Secures Healthcare Data

July 20th, 2021 by Gabriela Garner

6 Ways to Ensure Your Copier and Printer Secures Healthcare Data

Security breaches create significant problems for any organization. They tax resources, put your reputation in danger and, most of all, cost money. Healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to security breaches and often have the most to...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

April 2021 Healthcare Data Breach Report

May 26th, 2021 by HIPAA Journal

US healthcare breaches last 12 months

April was another particularly bad month for healthcare data breaches with 62 reported breaches of 500 or – the same number as of March 2021. That is more than 2 reported healthcare data breaches every day, and well over the 12-month average of 51...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

How to Use Approved Group Purchasing Contracts to Make Purchases

November 12th, 2020 by Ryan Skinner

The Ins and Outs of Signing a Listing Agreement - Aviara Real Estate

When organizations face making purchases, they first must consider what process they need to follow. Some organizations even go as far as creating a policy requiring at least three bids. The main reason is to ensure you are getting the best price for...

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Posted in: General

Dark Web Scanning: Why Is It Important?

November 11th, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

Causes of April 2021 Healthcare Data Breaches: Hacking/IT incident, Unauthorized Access/Disclosure, Loss/Theft

DARK WEB SCANNING: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT? Have you heard of the dark web? It’s the hidden part of the internet where the illegal activity takes place online. The dark web has become a hotspot for criminals who want to sell your data. Fortunately, dark...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

How Body Temperature Scanning can make your Facility a Safer Environment

October 22nd, 2020 by Josh Chrisman / Kevin Box

US Healthcare data breaches in the past 12 months

When the COVID crises begin early in 2020 and offices started to reopen, many organizations scrambled to put policies and programs to help keep employees and customers safe. If you've recently walked into any public facility, you've probably experienced...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Mobile Device Management Addresses Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

April 15th, 2019 by Function4

Medical professional using a mobile device

Mobile device usage in the workforce is now commonplace, with an increasing number of workers turning to personally or company-owned mobile devices to perform daily tasks. The benefits for employers are well established, including those in the healthcare...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Choosing Managed IT Services for Healthcare

September 24th, 2018 by Function4

nurse cloud secure

Is your healthcare facility in the process of choosing a Managed IT Services provider? Well, there's a lot to take into consideration. From the level of support to specific services, it's critical to do some advanced research and take your time before...

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Posted in: Document Management

Mobile Device Management Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

September 10th, 2018 by Function4

nurses using tablet

Mobile workers are expected to comprise nearly 75% of the workforce in the U.S. within the next two years. The healthcare sector can expect to see a similar trend, and controlling data access will become even more complicated than it is today. While...

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Posted in: Business Technology