Safe Harbor Bill

Safe Harbor Bill

Earlier this year, new legislation now known as the Safe Harbor bill ratified changes to the HITECH Act that will reduce HIPAA fines and penalties for data breaches if your medical, dental, or veterinary practice has proper security measures in place. The HIPAA Safe Harbor bill amends the HITECH Act to require the Department of […]

Updating IT Policies for Working from Home Users

Updating IT Policies for Working from Home Users

About half of American workers have been forced to work from home by Covid-19, and it appears the shift may become the new norm. In April, nearly one in five CFOs surveyed by the Brookings Institution planned to keep at least 20 percent of their workforce working remotely. And while there are some advantages to […]

Gaining and Retaining New and Current Patients

Gaining and Retaining New and Current Patients

Gaining and Retaining New and Current Patients through your Practice Website during the Pandemic The importance of a having well-designed medical website and creating an online presence is crucial to your medical practice now more than ever, regardless of how the pandemic affects your marketing outcomes. You don’t want to risk deterring new and current […]

Deregulation Sparks Dramatic Telehealth Increase

Deregulation Sparks Dramatic Telehealth Increase

Deregulation Sparks Dramatic Telehealth Increase During the COVID-19 Response Encouraging private-sector solutions through targeted deregulation and public-private partnerships are a critical part of the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 response. This approach has successfully expanded testing development, healthcare capacity, and the use of telehealth. Telehealth has grown as the United States continues responding to COVID-19’s challenges, leading […]

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 […]

My EMR Has Been Hacked. What Should I Do?

My EMR Has Been Hacked. What Should I Do

Dr. Derm logged into his office computer system, only to find a ransomware note from a hacker, asking for money in exchange for the safe return of his patients’ records his EMR had been hacked. While this might seem far-fetched, this situation has happened to multiple small practices. Dermatologists in small practices often think they […]

Windows 7 End of Life. Is Your Medical or Dental Practice Ready?

Windows 7 End of Life. Is Your Medical or Dental Practice Ready?

Windows 7 End of Life. Is Your Medical or Dental Practice Ready For These Serious Security Risks? Keep IT Simple Has The Tools To Help! The Windows 7 end of life date is soon approaching, and many organizations are analyzing, planning and implementing their Windows 10 migration. Although Windows 7 is considered the most popular […]

Why Managed IT Is Worth It

Why Managed IT Is Worth It

Do you know how much your company will spend on technology this year? If you have a detailed, realistic technology budget in place, then you probably have a good idea of the IT expenses you’ll incur. But what happens if you experience a critical systems failure? Or, even if that never happens to you, are […]

Fight Against Ransomware

Fight Against Ransomware

Organizations are facing drastic increases in ransomware attacks. A report by Malwarebytes finds a 90% increase in such attacks since 2016–that’s almost ten times the amount of attacks since 2016. Many of these attacks are aimed at businesses, but this report also shows a 12% increase for consumers as well. Ransomware is very difficult to […]

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 […]