The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently released the long-awaited updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. These updates incorporate changes to HIPAA contained in the 2009 HITECH Act, with modifications to the Security, Privacy and Breach Notification rules. The changes which will go into effect March […]

Disaster recovery is a vital part of any business’s plan to stay functional and productive in the face of a natural disaster.  Whether your business is located on the East, West, or Gulf Coast, protection from major storms is crucial.  But why is having a disaster recovery plan so important?  Here we’ll review the year’s […]

According to the recent article, Digitizing the Doctors Office: 7 ways technology will shape healthcare in 2013, “This year is expected to be a critical year for healthcare.” Health insurance exchanges are predicted to come online, doctors are being incentivized to meet new electronic health record guidelines and hospitals will face new penalties for […]

The security of any business is top priority.  If much of your IT operations occur in-house, managed firewalls may be one thing to consider exploring in order to maintain or increase your business’s productivity. What are managed firewalls? Managed firewalls serve the same purpose as regular firewalls: to maintain a network’s integrity and security.  Firewalls […]