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Windows 7: End of Support and HIPAA Compliance

We are now less than 2 weeks away from the official Windows 7: End of Support. For HIPAA compliance business, this should be a requirement for your business to update to the latest version, Windows 10. End of support means NO MORE UPDATES, SECURITY PATCHES or overall tech support...

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What I.T. support does for HIPAA Compliance!

What I.T. support does for HIPAA Compliance! Here is a little snippet of how using an IT company can help you keep your documentation, infrastructure in order for HIPAA required compliance.

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Importance of Thorough Risk Assessment Highlighted by Recent HIPAA Enforcement Action

Last month there were several HIPAA Enforcement Actions taken by the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), one of which was as a result of an inadequate risk assessment.   The Office for Civil Rights has imposed a 1.6 million dollar civil money penalty against the Texas...

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HIPAA debate sparked over Google / Ascension partnership

 With healthcare moving rapidly into the digital world, the way in which health records are stored is drastically changing. The recent announcement that Google would be partnering with Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., has sparked debate over HIPAA regulations.  In a report by...

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Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare

Telemedicine is revolutionizing healthcare, by allowing patients access to medical professionals and medical advice at any time in any location. At the same time this is allowing practices to increase revenue. Telemedicine is the use of technology (primarily video conferencing) that enables remote healthcare. The medical professional will send...

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FIFSTAR ICT recognized by Google

FIFSTAR ICT recognized by Google With Veterans Day and National Veterans Small Business week around the corner, Google sent out special edition challenge coins to highly rated Veteran Led Businesses on their platforms.  As FIFSTAR ICT continues to move forward, we remember what it means to be a veteran...

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Tech Travel Tips

As the holidays approach more and more people will be traveling to visit family and friends. We thought that we would provide you with some helpful tips to keep your technology safe and in good working order as you travel.     USB Charging Stations We have all seen...

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Smart Speaker Spies

Amazon and Google both offer smart speakers that provide a variety of services based on voice activated commands. They also both allow third party developers to create voice apps utilizing the functionality of these devices. In the past there have been concerns over employees of Amazon or Google utilizing...

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Pa$$Words

Strong passwords are extremely important to your personal cyber security. The list of accounts and passwords we are required to use is constantly growing. From your bank account to Amazon or Netflix, you have passwords for almost everything you do online. As security concerns become more prevalent many of...

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How can A.I. improve healthcare ?

How can A.I improve Healthcare ? There is no secret that A.I will help improve healthcare treatment for all. This advancement in technology will also have an financial impact as well. Researchers expect by 2021 the industry investment for A.I healthcare to reach $6.6 billion and $150 billion by...

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Public Wi-Fi

One of the greatest in modern amenities, free Wi-Fi is common occurrence in shops, hotels, airports, and even places like libraries and parks. While free Wi-Fi is amazing, and almost always better than slugging through on your mobile network, anyone connected to the network can see what your sending/receiving...

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What is Net Neutrality?

It’s been a year since the Obama-era net neutrality protections, which ensure all internet traffic is treated equally, were erased. Although the doom-and-gloom prediction of a broken internet hasn’t yet come to pass, the future of the network is still very much in flux. At stake is who, if anyone, will...

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