THE TRUTH IS, IF THEY WANT YOUR DATA, THEY CAN TAKE IT!As a partner in a local Managed Service Provider Company, I get asked all the time questions like; “why do companies get hacked” or “why would a company/city pay a hacker to get their data back” and even “how can someone get hacked”?The short answer is a lack of understanding or that their company...

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Well we can begin with the obvious, the same reason a managed service provider (MSP) should not attempt to self-diagnose a medical issue or an office manager should not try to change their own car transmission.   Expertise, plain and simple; just like I would not trust my doctor’s cousin, because he says he is pretty handy with a knife, medical practices should not attempt to...

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Well seems that the hackers are getting over their Covid related slow down. From the numbers being reported, the hacker was slowed during the first several waves of Covid. But since the end of last year and certainly into this summer, they are all much more active. Recent reporting shows roughly an eight-fold increase in reported hacks to facilities, treatment center and medical devices.Most recently...

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At this point most healthcare organizations have multiple types of specialized information systems such as EHR systems, e-prescribing systems, practice management support systems, clinical decision support systems, radiology information systems and computerized physician order entry systems. Email Most providers do not think of email as a “system”, but pause for a moment and try to imagine your world right now without email communication. We have spoken at...

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These days with our health care clients, the question seems to be “to use or not to use your own device? What the heck does that mean?Well as patient and service technologies continue to grow, the need for “devices” grows as well. This can represent a very large financial burden on the company or practice. As a result, more are facing a financial and security...

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Well happy spring and Easter! We certainly hope that everyone is starting to crawl out into the sunshine so to speak. By now we hope that everyone is getting their vaccinations, starting some spring cleaning and preparing for what could be a fabulous vacation time for the first time in over a year.So we finally got some reader questions and thought we would dedicate this...

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As you know, Venture Pointe is a provider of technology support within the healthcare industry throughout the state of Florida and beyond. In as much we certainly are noticing specific trends in how healthcare services are being managed and offered within the community.A couple of the larger issues that we see healthcare providers struggling with are:Remote/Field Management of technology – meaning the growing use...

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I know, I know, here he goes again on the threats of phishing emails. Yea, I get it, starting to probably sound like that overly protective mother always hounding you about protecting your belongings.This is just something that we really cannot talk enough about. Just this month we have had been called in to help clean up two very large breeches. One caused through the...

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With the start of the new year comes many things, new budgets, new thinking, new staff, new patients/clients, new technology and new threats. I thought we in this month’s edition speak a little to medical office vulnerabilities. We have spoken in depth regarding cyber-attacks, data security etc. But this month we would like to talk a little from the practice side of the equation. What...

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