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How Telehealth is Revolutionizing Patient Care in North America

How Telehealth is Revolutionizing Patient Care in North America

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Recent pandemics such as H1N1 and COVID-19 have crippled healthcare systems worldwide. Overflowing ICUs, a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and large, possibly asymptomatic crowds in hospital waiting rooms are just some problems experienced by healthcare organizations. Out of fear of the circumstances, people flock to doctors' offices and hospitals to rule out a worst-case-scenario. Though for those with mild symptoms or less urgent matters, is a trip to a hospital during an active pandemic worth the risk of infection? Are there more convenient ways to get the attention you need in 2020 and beyond? The answer is yes, and it comes in the form of 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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Giva is Ready to Serve You Through COVID-19

Let us first start by quoting some famous people: "This too shall pass".

Recently, we have seen a significant rise in confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, across our country. At Giva, we take this situation very seriously and wanted to take a moment to address the actions being taken to protect our people and infrastructure to make sure that Giva can continue to provide services to you, our valued and loyal customers.

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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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The Correlation Between Global Health Pandemics and Cybersecurity

The Correlation Between Global Health Pandemics and Cybersecurity

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As the world holds its breath in the wake of the Wuhan Coronavirus, a potential worldwide health pandemic, health officials, in particular, are bracing themselves for several potential scenarios.

Health officials are tasked with finding the fastest and easiest method to limit the spread of the disease, while also keeping an eye on potential cyber threats.

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Medical Cloud Computing: Top 5 Trends to Watch in 2020

Medical Cloud Computing Top 5 Trends to Watch in 2020

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The term "cloud computing" dates back to 1996 when it was used inside the Houston-based office of Compaq Computer. According to the MIT Technology Review, it was here that a small group of tech executives were planning the future of the Internet business and calling it "cloud computing". From buzzword to industry standard, cloud-computing has gone on to encompass the on-demand delivery of computer power, database, storage and applications over the Internet.

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Healthcare Security Trends in 2020: Is Your Organization Ready?

Healthcare Security Trends in 2020 Is Your Organization Ready

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While the sun has set completely on 2019, it is important to reflect on the changes that healthcare security has experienced over the last year. The dynamic nature of data security causes much to change in very little time and paves the way for new trends in the sector. The following are four expected trends in healthcare security in the year 2020. Is your organization ready?

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Healthcare Security Events Happening in the U.S. in 2020

Healthcare Security Events Happening in the US in 2020

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Cyber security is a growing concern for healthcare entities in the US. The fear of threats has encouraged healthcare providers to connect and collaborate to protect themselves and the data of their patients from attackers. The following healthcare security events are some great opportunities for collaboration on the issue:

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