ONC Releases First Web-based Security Training Game

The Office of the National Coordinator  (ONC) has released an excellent Privacy and Security Game.  It can help health care professionals learn how to make sure all the data in your office is securely handled.  I played the first part of the game and enjoyed the questions.  I’m sure they will get tougher as the

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Why Electronic Medical Records Are Needed

  My brother is a pulmonary specialist.  My father was a pediatrician.  Although I have some training in medicine, my primary expertise is medical technology.  I’m also a patient and while recently changing doctors I needed my records transferred to my primary care physician.  Thankfully my new doctor had an EMR in place and was

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Protecting your Data – Backup and Recovery

Whatever the size of your business or practice, the first line of defense requires a backup and recovery solution that delivers speed, reliability and simplicity when it concerns backup and recovery of your computer systems.  You need to protect your data wherever they are located.  A good start would be a solution that addresses disaster

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Outsourcing Medical Billing

Surveys taken at the end of 2011 reveal that one of the most important issues that doctors face today is payment collection for services rendered on medical billing.  Because of complex rules and regulations that are required, medical practices are overwhelmed with paperwork related to billing procedures.  Whether it is contacting patients regarding payment or

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Patients First, EMR Second

Our goal at Iron Comet is to introduce EMR functionality into the physician office workflow.  Before an EMR is implemented a decision needs to be made on how the office will work with technology without sacrificing the doctor-patient relationship.  Using computers, whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPAD fundamentally changes the way a

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Virus Attacks and Patient Significant Data Security

The U.S.healthcare industry is at risk for significant data breaches.  Our business is highly targeted for its rich and sensitive data.  Because of the use of electronic medical records (EMR) and ehealth systems, patient data is more mobile and accessible.  These technologies create new security vulnerabilities.  More providers are entrusting sensitive data to third parties

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Economic Stimulus Questions and Answers About ARRA

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as H.R. 1 or the ARRA. The Act aims to stimulate the economy through investments in infrastructure, unemployment benefits, transportation, education, and healthcare. It includes more than $20 billion to aid the development of a robust

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HIPPA as BACK UP to MOVE FORWARD

Remote data backup is the ideal subscription service to enable a HIPPA covered entity to remain in compliance.  With proper strategies in place, you will be covered for the questions asked previously. Consider Iron Vault Iron Comet has teamed up with the most reliable offsite data backup service in the country.  Not only will you be

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Medisoft user accounts to Audit for New Client

We received a new client practice from another reseller recently. When we arrived on site the first day to start work, we looked through the Medisoft user accounts. Not surprisingly, we found an account for the previous reseller. But what was surprising is that we found 2 accounts for the previous 2 resellers. That was

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