Medical Practice Survival Guide

Survival Guide for your Practice

Remote Workplace, Telemedicine, and Virtual Consults On March 19, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) issued mandatory health orders to medical practices statewide to delay all elective medical and dental procedures until April 6th. On March 28, the order was amended such that non-emergency procedures are postponed further notice. Under these guidelines, Medical and […]

IT Improvements in Cybersecurity & Patient Flow

IT Improvements in Cybersecurity & Patient Flow

Patient Check-in Tech Ups Collections IT has now migrated into the waiting room. “Patient check-in has come a long way in the last two years,” says Thomas Kane with Keep IT Simple, further highlighting the improvements in cybersecurity and patient flow. What began with clipboards being replaced by digital tablets for gathering patient information has […]

Getting Caught by Phishing

Getting Caught by Phishing

Last month, a global cyber-attack of ransomware, called WannaCry, struck over 60 countries in one day. In England, 40 National Health Service (NHS) facilities were infected, forcing hospitals to close emergency rooms, cancel procedures, and turn away patients. The cause was phishing. In phishing, “a user opens an email attachment and that puts an executable […]

Easy Ways to Violate HIPAA

Easy Ways to Violate HIPAA

“Compliance with HIPAA and HITECH is not about whether your IT is working, but if your patient data is at risk. It’s kind of an invisible issue,” says Thomas Kane with Keep IT Simple. “Unless you know what you’re looking for, you could be non-compliant.” Breaches from violating HIPAA protocols have cost healthcare entities hundreds […]