Improving healthcare data storage

February 5th, 2018
Improving healthcare data storage

As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative.

Is EHR useful?

January 1st, 2018

The fact that the world is going digital is unprecedented. With that in mind, the healthcare industry has also decided to embrace the digital trend in the form of EHRs. Short for electronic health records, this new type of data management system aims to improve on traditional paper-based ways.

Key points from Protenus’ new report!

December 4th, 2017
Key points from Protenus’ new report!

In November 2017, healthcare data security and privacy company Protenus released a report on the most common security breaches in healthcare. Here are a few key takeaways.

Insiders are a bigger threat than hackers

Protenus is one of the largest security vendors for electronic health records (EHRs) and their mid-year review sheds some important light on the most common types of security breaches in healthcare.

Mobile devices and HIPAA compliance

November 6th, 2017
Mobile devices and HIPAA compliance

Mobile devices have revolutionized the healthcare industry: They’re convenient and significantly improve work efficiency and patients’ satisfaction. Yet they also come with risks. Patient data handled by those devices can be leaked. That’s why every healthcare provider needs to be extra careful about data security when using mobile devices.

Beware of healthcare IoT security risks

October 2nd, 2017
Beware of healthcare IoT security risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to completely revolutionize the healthcare industry. Innovations like smart pacemakers and fitness trackers monitor patients’ vitals and unearth patterns that can lead to more accurate diagnoses. But like any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address.

Stay on the line with a VoIP continuity plan

September 21st, 2017
Stay on the line with a VoIP continuity plan

Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems offer far superior mobility, functionality, and cost-efficiency than traditional landlines. But like any computer system, it can be vulnerable to service disruptions, equipment failure, and cyberattacks. With proper preparation, however, your phone systems can weather any disaster.

Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

September 4th, 2017
Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

Ever since the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, healthcare organizations have been on their toes. But just when they thought they could relax, a new strain of ransomware has come along. A “Locky-variant” ransomware campaign is currently underway, and it’s every bit as dangerous as previous ransomware attacks.

How will blockchain affect healthcare?

July 31st, 2017
How will blockchain affect healthcare?

New IT trends are usually equal parts exciting and confusing. Today, that generalization describes blockchain technology perfectly. It’s a complex concept that has the potential to totally revolutionize every industry — including healthcare. Even if you have no plan to invest in blockchain soon, you need to understand what it is.

Google ridding MR from search results

July 3rd, 2017
Google ridding MR from search results

Modern-day cyber criminals utilize every resource possible to launch attacks, one of which has been publicly available until now. Google had just overhauled its personal information policy, especially for the healthcare industry, resulting in the removal of private medical records from its search results.

How HIPAA wards off ransomware threats

June 5th, 2017
How HIPAA wards off ransomware threats

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are usually the first victims of malware attacks. WannaCry ransomware — malicious software that encrypts files until the victim decides to pay the Bitcoin ransom — took advantage of this when it hit several healthcare institutions last month.