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How Secure and Scalable Is Your Lab Testing Tracking System?

How Secure and Scalable is Your Lab Testing Tracking System

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Attention commercial and academic medical testing labs:

In light of COVID-19, how is your testing lab set up to securely, quickly and easily sync results and tracking information with local hospitals and healthcare organizations while performing ongoing, exponentially growing testing? As our nation continues to navigate into deeper waters in its attempt to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, this is an opportunity for your organization to meet this unexpected challenge and create a HIPAA compliant tracking system that will provide:

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Is Your Personal Health Information Safe Over Telehealth Platforms?

Is Your Personal Health Information Safe Over Telehealth Platforms

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The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing many healthcare providers to augment their physical clinics with telehealth options for their patients. Telehealth may be transforming into an important healthcare sector itself and the need to establish strict, comprehensive and applicable guidelines is now even more vital for the healthcare industry.

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3 Ways to Help Make Telehealth Simple and Secure

3 Ways to Help Make Telehealth Simple and Secure

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Individuals looking to partake in telehealth appointments often do so for its various conveniences that limit the need to travel from the comforts of home. Many patients have become accustomed to care that resembles that of an in-person appointment. Though the quality of patient care is of the utmost importance, the user experience is also important encompassing everything from making a booking to after-care.

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What You Will Need to Set Up a Telehealth Practice: The Essentials

What You Will Need to Set Up a Telehealth Practice The Essentials

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Telehealth allows one to receive basic or specialized care over the phone or by video conference. This is ideal for patients with mobility issues, easing the anxiety of in-person visits during high-risk times, and for those who do not have an appropriate form of transportation to receive in-person care. It also helps to reduce wait times, a benefit for both the patient and provider.

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Building Telehealth Infrastructure in a Mid-Pandemic Era

Building Telehealth Infrastructure in a Mid Pandemic Era

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As the world enters a new era of remote-based services, the healthcare industry is also pushed to provide solutions that address the concerns of the population. Many people are afraid of visiting the doctor because of the risk of contracting COVID-19. An impactful re-imagining of the healthcare system is taking place. The world is moving past the distorted concept of an online medical informational resource (such as WebMD) to a very real existence where actual nurses and doctors will be evaluating symptoms of their patients via online communication, telehealth.

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Is Your HIPAA Compliant Cloud Call Center Keeping Up?

Is Your HIPAA Compliant Cloud Call Center Keeping Up

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Attention state and local healthcare agencies and hospitals:

Do you have a HIPAA compliant cloud call center that can scale with your high volumes?

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Is Your Hosting Service HIPAA Compliant?

Is Your Hosting Service HIPAA Compliant

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Hosting a website or service that adheres to HIPAA guidelines requires HIPAA compliant hosting. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was signed into law in 2009 and increases the scope of protections for individuals while increasing penalties against healthcare providers that do not implement a proper system to manage electronic health records. Simply put, HIPAA compliant web hosting involves technological safeguards that include methods of protecting, storing, disseminating and sharing electronic information across multiple platforms, servers, and devices.

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How to Ensure Your Website is HIPAA Compliant

How to Ensure Your Website is HIPAA Compliant

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In today's digital age, having a web presence is important in attracting potential patients to your health practice. Those operating within the healthcare industry must have HIPAA compliant websites to protect the information being collected from both current and future patients.

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4 Tips for Cybersecurity During Corona Virus Fears

4 Tips for Cybersecurity During Corona Virus Fears

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By now the global economic impact of the COVID-19 virus, commonly known as the corona virus, has become apparent. While hand sanitizers may be enjoying 15 minutes of fame, many businesses are witnessing a huge decline in their bottom line. The travel industry alone has endured a loss of more than USD$10 billion in just the first quarter of 2020. In Canada, the gas prices are steeply declining within days.

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How Will the End of Support for Windows 7 Affect Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Sector?

Affect of Windows 7 End of Support on Healthcare Cybersecurity

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Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22nd, 2009 and became officially available for widespread install on October 22nd of the same year. The release was intended to be an incremental upgrade to previous Microsoft Windows systems thanks to a redesigned taskbar that allowed an application to be "pinned", as well as new window management features. Although Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, they maintained extended support, which came to an end as of January 14th, 2020.

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