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5 Benefits of mobile device management for healthcare

Healthcare providers are relying on mobile technologies more than ever for doing work and communicating with practitioners, staff, and patients. Wireless networks and portable devices in the healthcare setting have their benefits, and IT staff must have controls like mobile device management (MDM) software to efficiently maintain and manage the security and privacy required by federal regulations.

6 Compelling reasons to not jailbreak your iPad

For most users, the iPad is fantastic just as it is. It’s easy to use and there are myriad apps and content available to download from the App Store. But there are people who aren’t too happy with the restrictions that Apple imposes on how they can control and customize their device.

Top 5 ways managed IT services can help your law firm

Technological advancements in the legal industry have enabled many law firms to operate more efficiently. But with convenience also comes cybersecurity risks. Not only do law firms hold a huge amount of personally identifiable information (PII) that is valuable to hackers, but they also use outdated technologies that can be easily infiltrated.

The 4 most common healthcare cyberthreats

Cyberattacks on the healthcare sector are rising and becoming more sophisticated today, and big hospitals and small private clinics are both targets. Just in the past three years, more than 93% of healthcare companies have suffered a data breach. There has also been a 45% increase in cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations globally since November 2020.
Why do cybercriminals target the healthcare industry?
Cybercriminals target healthcare companies because they store large amounts of protected health information (PHI) such as medical records, Social Security numbers, credit card details, and other similar data.

The most common HIPAA mistakes to avoid

In the United States, breaches of electronic protected health information (ePHI) affecting 500 or more people must be made public. The breaches reported in 2020 are as follows:

Cases currently under investigation

Type of breach
No. of cases from Jan.

2021 healthcare IT trends you should know about

With 2020 behind us and COVID-19 vaccine distribution under way, 2021 may prove to be the year in which New York and the Tri-State Area are revitalized, both in economic and in public health terms.

Undoubtedly, we want a return to certain parts of our way of life.

4 Ways IT downtime affects your business

Digital platforms and applications now form a core part of modern business, with companies reliant on such tools for quality customer service and optimal employee performance. Damaged, breached, or outdated IT infrastructures can thus have crippling effects on an organization’s growth and client relationships, and in worst cases, shut down their business altogether.