This home care coordination company has been with vcpi for about a year. Our team had helped them deploy equipment and train staff on how to use their new IT system prior to their opening date. Because our client had vcpi as their IT partner, our client’s leadership could focus on their care models and leave the IT needs to us. We currently provide this client with Service Desk support, Mobile Device Management, and software licensing. In the past year, our client experienced a phishing attack via email for which we implemented Multi Factor Authentication.
Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 as of 2020. Vcpi can upgrade your Windows 7 devices to reduce chances of data theft and the costly HIPAA fines that come with it.
The healthcare industry is notorious for experiencing data breaches, which is why it’s critical for providers to know about the end of Microsoft Windows 7. Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 is the only way to continue receiving the upgrades and support needed to combat data theft. Unfortunately, healthcare has been the slowest industry to switch to Windows 10, which puts them at higher risk of cybercrime.
Mobile device theft constitutes a major source of HIPAA breaches in senior living communities. According to a PubMed study, most HIPAA breaches are caused by the theft or loss of mobile devices on which Protected Health Information (PHI) is stored. The online journal Perspectives in Health Information Management reports that mobile technology is revolutionizing healthcare. Providers who work in the LTPAC industry are increasingly using mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets at the point of care. This is good news for residents and staff alike, but it also means that administrators and employees must be extra-vigilant about sensitive patient data to make sure it cannot be compromised by stolen or lost devices.
Cybersecurity is a concern for everyone as this world becomes more and more connected, but it's of particular concern in the area of long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) for a number of reasons. Here are a few reasons why LTPAC communities should worry about online security, and what can be done for each.
One of the biggest developments in the world of technology back in November was the rollback of net neutrality rules by the FCC. This decision by the Trump Administration has already created contention with many, and the ripple effects are still being forecasted. While it could affect numerous industries, those in senior living could see some of the biggest impact.
You want your business to grow. You write a business plan. You build a stellar online presence that provides a high-quality user experience. You court your customers. You protect your business by obtaining the appropriate insurance. You genuinely try to prepare and grow your business. If you ignore your cyber security strategy though, you are doing yourself and your growing business a major disservice.