How does social media usage affect HIPAA compliance?

Social media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements. However, posts that contain client or patient-specific information can have dire consequences for healthcare organizations. What social media actions violate HIPAA rules? Posting patients’ protected health information on social media, even if it’s accidentally, without the patients’ […]

BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If you’re not managing your organization’s BYOD policy properly, it can pose a host of security risks to your company. Below are some of the inherent security risks of BYOD. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices […]

Reduce your PC power consumption

Nowadays, there’s a computer in almost every home and office. A typical desktop that’s switched on 24/7 for a whole year releases carbon dioxide equivalent to what an average car releases in an 820-mile drive. To save energy, you don’t need to make drastic changes. You can start by making small adjustments that will ultimately […]

Here are the basics of different VoIP systems

Many businesses still rely heavily on landlines, which remain as one of the first points of contact businesses have with their customers. With the marriage of traditional telephony and digital connectivity comes a more affordable and reliable option: internet phones. Is this the best option for your business? Read on to find out. Different phone […]

How ready is your business for hurricanes?

As hurricanes are a common event in many areas of the United States, business owners must take steps to secure their data. In this blog, we provide steps that will help you quickly recover your data and get back to business following a hurricane. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain parts of your IT system are more […]

What are the benefits of hosted Exchange?

Microsoft Exchange is one of the most utilized email server services in the world. The service typically requires additional in-house infrastructure, but many businesses use a cost-saving workaround called hosted Exchange. Read on to learn more about it. ​​What is Microsoft Exchange? Microsoft Exchange is a messaging system that offers businesses a number of services, […]

Tips to keep your business data safe

Losing or compromising data can be disastrous for your business. It can lead to reputational damage, costly lawsuits, and termination of contracts, among others. And because threats to data security are always present online, it’s important to implement tough security measures that will keep your business data safe 24/7. Here are some tried-and-tested methods to […]

Are EHRs better than paper medical records?

More and more healthcare organizations are realizing that there are more problems with paper-based medical records than there are benefits, and that it’s time to adopt electronic health records (EHRs). But while EHR systems offer better data management and security, they also come with certain inconveniences and inefficiencies. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages […]