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Don't Be Fooled by Your "CEO"


Phishing is big business - do you know how to spot it? One popular scam making its way across the nation has tricked an alarming 62 organizations already this year. 

Why You Can't Rely on the Government to Protect Your Data


When it comes to keeping information secure, many might think the government is at the forefront of the latest technology trends. However, according to one ex-FBI agent, it's the hackers that are paving the way.

USB Drives Can Cost You a HIPAA Fine, Too

It seems federal authorities have no plans to cut back or slow down on enforcing compliance of HIPAA rules in 2017. With the second payment of the year in the books at $2.2 million, it's imperative providers put their security measures under the microscope before it's too late.

How to Protect Your Assets From Malicious Email Threats [Infographic]

Spoofed email, phishing, ransomware and malware have exponentially increased in the last few years thanks to more sophisticated technology - and our defenses against these attacks have become more sophisticated as well. However, with new attacks launched every day, no product is perfect and in the end it's up to the user to decide whether or not to act on what the email is asking for.

Our CCIOs' top technology picks for 2017

We asked our C-suite to give us their top technology picks for 2017 for senior living providers. Our Consulting CIOs (CCIOs) work directly with clients and prospects every day, and the most common gaps in technology they see fall into security and mobility. Their following picks all provide cost savings while reducing the chance of receiving a hefty HIPAA fine.

Don't lose access to patient data during an EHR outage. Here's how:

Human life. That’s what’s at stake when evaluating whether or not your EHR system is considered highly available – a.k.a. always operational. With patient and resident care being a 24x7 job, the importance of your software and hardware availability can’t be overlooked.

Windows XP and HIPAA Compliance: 4 Ways to Cut Your Risk

Microsoft ended support to the Windows XP operating system in April 2014. While this may not necessarily put an organization at risk for HIPAA noncompliance, it does introduce several security risk factors that must be mitigated properly in order to maintain HITECH regulatory standards.

9 Critical Steps to Securing Your Texts

In 2011, The Joint Commission banned the use of short messaging service (SMS) text messages between physicians, licensed independent practitioners, and other healthcare providers. As announced by The Joint Commission in May 2016, it “has revised its position on the transmission of orders for care, treatment, and services via text messaging for all accreditation programs.”

How Your IT Provider Can Save You Legal Headaches

Senior living is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Senior living litigation is on the rise and multimillion dollar verdicts are not uncommon. New state and federal statutory claims, burdensome eDiscovery demands, and arguments against arbitration agreements have made resolving disputes difficult without invasive legal proceedings.

Network Connectivity – Four Ways to Help Residents Stay in Touch

 

As residents and their guests become more tech savvy, high speed Internet is becoming a necessity in any senior living community. Senior living providers across the country are moving to install guest/resident wireless solutions and dedicated Internet bandwidth to meet the high demands of social and streaming media. For residents with family out of town, a strong Internet connection is vital for staying in touch via social streaming apps such as Skype and FaceTime.

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