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Don’t be the fool in the cloud

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY||0 Comments

When I hear people worrying about cloud security, they’re usually shaking in their boots about some obscure bug beyond their control. Ha! Ordinary, stupid human mistakes are more than bad enough.For example, Accenture left hundreds of gigabytes of private user and corporate data on four unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 cloud servers. The […]

48% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery – Deal Alert

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible, and it accounts for over 72,000 cases of poisoning each year. Kidde calls their C3010D model “worry free” because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO detection, and a digital display that updates every 15 seconds. The unit will chirp when its reaching […]

Medsphere Systems, Stockell Healthcare merge in marriage of EHR, revenue cycle tech

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

The combination of Medsphere’s EHR and Stockell’s revenue cycle management in the cloud will be offered through a subscription service payment model. …read more

ST16-001: Securing Voter Registration Data

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: TIPS OF THE DAY||0 Comments

Original release date: September 15, 2016 | Last revised: September 30, 2016

OverviewVoter registration databases (VRDB) are rich targets and may be an attractive target for computer intrusions. This problem is not unique to individual states—it is shared across the nation. The keys to good cybersecurity are awareness and constant vigilance.What are the threats that […]

The ONC Health IT Certification Program Approves the HIMSS-Immunization Integration Program (IIP) Testing Method

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is announcing that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has successfully demonstrated that its testing method, as part of the Immunization Integration Program (HIMSS-IIP), can serve as an alternative to the current National Coordinator-approved method for testing transmissions to immunization […]

Excel, Access, external DB driver errors linked to this month’s patches

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

I’m seeing many reports, in various locations, about this month’s Windows security patches breaking custom programs that import and export Excel XLS files. Programs that have worked for years are suddenly, mysteriously, turning belly-up. The most common symptom is an error message that says “Unexpected error from external database driver” followed by a number.To […]

EHR-related malpractice claims are rising, and risk-mitigation strategies more important than ever

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

System factors in the EHR itself – poor integration, suboptimal design and UX, failures of alerts and alarms – were up 8 percent since the last time The Doctors Company did a similar report. …read more

Covenant Health adds telemedicine services at 4 skilled nursing facilities

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: HEALTHCARE IT NEWS||0 Comments

TripleCare’s telemedicine-based approach allows physicians to differentiate patients who require a hospital transfer from those who can be treated in Covenant’s facilities. …read more

IDG Contributor Network: AppDirect scores ‘major milestone’ partnership with Canadian telco

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY||0 Comments

A decade or so ago I was involved in a consulting project with a large telco that wanted to “smart the dumb pipes” and add extra services to its regular phone and tolls packages.
The theory went, back then, that since regular tolls and phone line services were being disrupted by Voice over IP (VoIP) […]

Quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today’s cybersecurity technologies useless. Earlier this year the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a call for help on the matter, and this week the Global Risk Institute added its voice to the mix.
Because of […]