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Ransomware-as-a-service is creepy

Ransomware-as-a-service is creepy

Ransomware is bad and getting worse. The price decline of patient records has driven cyber-criminals to change their tactics and look for new ways to supplement the downturn. As reported on the ZDnet website, Satan Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) platforms give cyber-criminals the ability to spread Ransomware in return

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Ransomware – bad and getting worse

Ransomware - bad and getting worse

The black market value of Protected Health Information (PHI) reportedly dropped in 2016 leading to an increase in Ransomware attacks. This is no surprise since a set of health records is attracting prices between $1.50 and $10 versus $50 to $60 back in 2012. The price decline

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Is your remote access to patient files safe?

Is your remote access to patient files safe?

Working from home and forgot a file at the office?  No problem, “remote in” and access files on your office network with an internet connection, right? Remote access technology is a terrific business tool and undeniably convenient, period!  SECURE remote access is the point of this article. 

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The right treatment plan to protect your patients privacy

The right treatment plan to protect your patients privacy

Today’s dentist faces increasing pressure to modernize, to operate their practices more efficiently and to protect the privacy of their patients. Remember when dental imaging software first attempted to integrate with practice management software…well, sort of.  T2 Consulting has helped hundreds of dentists integrate dental products into

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Organizing your way to HIPAA Compliance

Organizing your way to HIPAA Compliance

What is HIPAA compliance? It’s the best and only government authorized requirement aimed at securing your patients Protected Health Information (PHI).  The reason it exists is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient information – both physical and electronic. HIPAA compliance does feel like a

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Take these steps with a data breach incident

Take these steps with a data breach incident

With the surge of malware, ransomware, hackers and theft the likelihood of a data breach is more possible than ever before. No one wants to deal with a data breach and why would they?  Dental practices must be prepared for a data breach and plan accordingly.  

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Don’t be a HIPAA hater!

Don't be a HIPAA hater!

If a patient questions the security of their protected health information – how would you reply? Even worse, what happens when they ask if your practice is HIPAA compliant when you know it’s not?  Since it is the law, a question like this could make your practice

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The Inevitable HIPAA

The Inevitable HIPAA

HIPAA Compliance:  Don’t Put Off the Inevitable The Federal Government Office for Civil Rights  announced March 21 it has begun its second phase of HIPAA audits. The Office for Civil Rights will verify that groups meet selected HIPAA standards and implementation specifications of the law. See the

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HIPAA – The new normal?

HIPAA - The new normal?

HIPAA – The new normal? With malicious and criminal data breaches on the rise, taking the traditional wait and see approach is no longer practical for healthcare providers and their business associates. This includes dental practices, dental specialists, IT providers, back-up service vendors, accountants, attorneys, and more.

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Dentist’s – Tellcast-TV is The Best Solution for Cable TV Cord Cutters

Dentist's - Tellcast-TV is The Best Solution for Cable TV Cord Cutters

According to the NPD Group, a leading market research company, the average pay-TV subscription for basic service and premium TV channels in the U.S. reached $86 in 2011.  TV program licensing fees have risen, pay-TV monthly rates have also grown an average of 6% per year.  If

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