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The COVID-19 Pandemic has Created a Boom in Telehealth Usage

The COVID-19 Pandemic has Caused a Boom in Telehealth Usage

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to move dangerously through countries across the world. Its effects can be felt by businesses, large and small, that have had to shut their doors for an extended period of time in hopes of slowing its spread.

Throughout this time, hospitals have been our most essential resource in terms of battling the pandemic and caring for patients. Walk-in clinics and other healthcare facilities that are not hospitals have had to shut their doors, opting to care for patients through telehealth systems instead. Though we will not know the extent of mass telehealth use and adoption until after economies open, and the virus is behind us, we can draw safe conclusions to the fact that they have been well widely-used by patients thus far.

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Why It's Time for Your Organization to Move Data to the Cloud

Why It's Time for Your Organization to Move Data to the Cloud

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Demand for cloud-based solutions, whether for personal or business use, has grown exponentially in recent years. According to the Hosting Tribunal, the global public cloud computing market is set to exceed $330 billion in 2020 alone.

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How to Prepare for HIPAA Compliance With a Secure Communications Strategy

How to Prepare for HIPAA Compliance With a Secure Communications Strategy

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At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many healthcare providers were sent "scrambling" to transition their clinics from in-person to telehealth operations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved quickly to ease regulations for healthcare providers, ridding them of some of the stress associated with meeting certain HIPAA compliance criteria.

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3 Emerging Trends in Call Center Customer Service

3 Emerging Trends in Call Center Customer Service

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Traditionally, call centers monitor the calls of customer service employees using methods such as random call monitoring selection, consistent monitoring of a small sample size of employees, and a checklist that evaluates the efficiency of the call. This is all done to decrease variations between calls, increasing customer quality experiences, and combining all of the data gathered in hopes of creating a standard for all future interactions.

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Exploring Different Types of Ransomware

Exploring Different Types of Ransomware

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If you have used a computer, you have likely heard of ransomware. Whether you know it or not, there is a good chance you may have even encountered an attempted attack at one point.

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Understanding the Cybercriminal

Understanding the Cybercriminal

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There has been exponential growth in cyberattacks since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • FBI investigators have observed a 300% increase in cybercrime events
  • The first half of 2020 logged more than 445 million cyber attacks
  • In March of 2020 alone, COVID-19-themed spear phishing emails skyrocketed 667%

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3 Important Ways a CRM Tool Will Improve Your Customer Relationships

3 Important Ways a CRM Tool Will Improve Your Customer Relationships

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New technology has created fresh avenues in which companies and customers can interact. These interactions are an opportunity to improve on a concept of business that has been around for many years: companies need to have great customer relationships to survive. This relationship is perhaps the greatest single asset any company can have. Let's take a closer look at what that means in the world of business today.

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3 Simple Tips For Improving Your Cybersecurity Hygiene

3 Simple Tips For Improving Your Cybersecurity Hygiene

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Nowadays, more than ever before, we are reminded to stay on top of our hygiene. Whether it is frequently washing our hands, sanitizing work stations, or keeping our distance from others, regular practice is key to preventing illness.

As we develop routines to keep ourselves physically clean, it is important to ensure that we also do not neglect the regular protocols that our technology demands. From computers to mobile phones and everything in-between, there are approximately 200 billion connected devices worldwide. These very devices are often home to our most sensitive data. Keeping these items safe from hackers, viruses, and malfunctions requires regular upkeep. With this in mind, we have a few important considerations for building out a new or stronger "immune" system for your cybersecurity hygiene plan.

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3 Helpful Tips on Balancing Cybersecurity and Innovation

3 Helpful Tips on Balancing Cybersecurity and Innovation

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In the past, the concept of cybersecurity and innovation complementing each other was considered odd. Today, it is not only normal, but expected from CIOs. However, the stereotype that digital transformations and other forms of innovation would increase the occurrence of security incidents continues to affect organizational development.

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Understand and Take Control of Your Risk Management in Healthcare Security

Understand and Take Control of Your Risk Management in Healthcare Security

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One of HIPAA's most crucial administrative safeguards is the implementation of "policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations." This particular safeguard requires a great focus on risk analysis and management, reducing risk, as well as implementing the necessary measures to keep vulnerabilities at a reasonable level.

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