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How HIPAA Allows Patients Control Over Their Health Data

Healthcare can be very complex; it can be so complex that it can be frustrating and overwhelming for many people at times. However, this does not have to be the case. It is important that all patients are as much involved in their healthcare as they can be. When patients have access to their [...]

5 Principles of a HIPAA Compliant Website

Why should you worry about having a HIPAA compliant website? Maybe the fact that you could face civil penalties of up to $50,000! You could also face criminal proceedings, which can result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years. So it's vital you get HIPAA compliance exactly right. HIPAA - the [...]

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How to Make Healthcare Branding More Personal

In healthcare, branding has an important role in the success of your practice. You may ask, how do you define the term brand in the medical industry? First, the concept of branding has changed in the business and marketing world in the last few years. In the past, a brand used to only refer to [...]

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US-CERT Reports Bad Rabbit Ransomware Infection

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a new ransomware strain has been detected spreading throughout Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The codename "Bad Rabbit" was confirmed to attributed to the ransomware by Ukrainian authorities. The attack is presented in the form of a fraudulent Adobe® Flash [...]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Healthcare Data Security

In 2017 so far, there have been 79 healthcare data security breaches, each affecting at least 500 patients. That's about five breaches per week. And the year isn't over yet. At this rate, everyone in the U.S. will have their security compromised at least once by 2024. These are scary [...]

5 Ways a Healthcare VoIP Phone Will Save You Money

The truth of the matter is that old-school phone systems are antiquated. VoIP, or “Voice Over IP” systems are not only more functional than a standard network of phone lines, but more cost-effective as well. VoIP technology essentially allows companies to scrap all phone lines in [...]

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Why Your Practice Needs the Most Secure Email Now

In 2016, the private information associated with hundreds of millions of email accounts was stolen by hackers. The attack hit regular offices and families, who seemingly had no chance of protecting themselves. The truth, however, is that there were some security steps they could've taken. Are [...]

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How Creative Web Design Helps Your Practice Stand Out

According to a recent report, 80% of internet users have sought medical advice online. Is your website going to catch their eye and keep their attention? Correct search engine optimization and content marketing can do a lot to lure potential customers to your website. Creative web design is [...]

How Does HIPAA Protect Patients?

Most patients are reminded of HIPAA - the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - when they have to sign a form about it. Since this typically takes place only when going to a new doctor, it's easy for people to forget about. Just what is HIPAA, and how does it protect patients?

3 Reasons Why ​HIPAA is Important to Patients

By now, most people in the U.S. have heard of HIPAA, yet many are still unaware of what this law is and what it does. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law put in place to safeguard and control access to patient data. Let's discuss this more by [...]

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