Do You Trust Your Life (Or Even Just Your Leg) To Your IT Staff?
We’re pretty bossy on this blog, aren’t we? We’re forever making strong suggestions when it comes to improving the productivity and security of your small business, whether it’s implementing the latest in VOIP technology or developing an IT disaster recovery plan. Here we go again — this time with some recommended viewing. The information technology... Read more

3 Celebrity ePHI Breaches That Serve as Cautionary Tales
Kidney stones, sinus infections and other medical maladies — they happen to the best (and most prominent) of us, don’t they? Whether you sweep the streets or serenade sold-out crowds at world-class venues like Red Rocks, we all, at one time or another, end up patients at the doctor’s office. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of... Read more

PRI, VOIP & SIP: A primer for small business owners
Entrepreneurs: Rethinking your small business’ telecommunications infrastructure? What’s best: tried and true PRI, or new-school VOIP using the SIP protocol, the latest telephone technology has to offer? New-fangled tech isn’t necessarily the best option for your business, said Adam Puckett, director of business development for Frontier IT in Colorado Springs. Just what do these acronyms... Read more

WannaCry: An executive summary for small business owners
We thought now would be a good time to update readers on WannaCry, a particularly vicious strain of ransomware that recently infected hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe. WannaCry, also known as WannaCrypt, paralyzed financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, colleges and even hospitals. In light of this week’s new and competitively vicious cyberattack,... Read more

5 HIPAA/HITECH Violations Your Dental Practice is Making
Pssst — I think we need to talk. Your dental practice — does it have a HIPAA/HITECH compliance plan? No? You’re not the only practice without one, trust us. If your business doesn’t have a plan, however, it’s nearly impossible to ensure you’re not violating HIPAA/HITECH — and violations can cost thousands, if not millions,... Read more

5 Common HIPAA & HITECH Violations (& how to avoid them)
At first glance, advice to avoid HIPAA and HITECH violations seems obvious: Don’t gossip about patients. Don’t make patient medical records visible to others. Don’t access ePHI on your home computer (without the proper set-up). If avoiding violations were easy, however, businesses around the U.S. wouldn’t cough up millions each year in fines. We here... Read more

5 HIPAA & HITECH Breaches That Cost Businesses Millions
We’ve written a lot about just how costly HIPAA and HITECH violations can be. If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you’re well aware that they can cost thousands, even millions. Think a monster fine couldn’t happen to your business, or that these huge fines aren’t doled out regularly? Think again. We here at... Read more

Can you spot the 4 IT security vulnerabilities in this medical office?
We’ve blogged quite a bit about healthcare and IT topics — everything from frightening medical data breaches to what HITECH is and disaster recovery planning for doctors. Let’s put that newfound knowledge to work. Can you spot the four IT security vulnerabilities in this medical office? Give it your best shot. We’ll wait. Then we... Read more

5 Times the Internet of Things Failed Biz Owners
What’s not to love about the Internet of Things? Toilet paper roll holders that email or text you when you’re out of TP — before you’re stuck in the bathroom. Egg trays that that let you know how many eggs you have and if any have gone bad — before you’re home from the store.... Read more