Rise in Ransomware Attacks Threatens Healthcare Providers

A recent rise in ransomware attacks shines a spotlight on the importance of cyber security for healthcare providers and their practices.

Microwize Technology, a privately held healthcare IT consulting firm in Paramus, NJ, cautions healthcare providers of all sizes not to take security lightly, especially now. The steady increase of news articles describing cyberattacks and ransom payments should concern any business.

Security Flaw Requires Windows Update

A serious security flaw called PrintNightmare in Windows 10 and other versions requires an immediate patch per Microsoft. The Print Spooler service can be exploited to allow attackers to install applications and view, modify, or delete data. New user accounts could also be created to allow access to bad actors.

The security flaw is present in multiple versions of the Windows operating system.

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World Password Day

The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, a great reminder to review your passwords and practices. While all computer and mobile device users should think about security, it’s even more critical for the healthcare industry.

Too many people still rely on easy-to-remember words and dates for their logins. Being easy to remember can unfortunately make them easy to guess or crack.

Homehealth

Coalition Advocates for Home-Based Care

It’s been demonstrated that healthcare providers can see patients who are at home (or anywhere). Moving Health Home, a coalition of healthcare companies including Amazon Care, is now educating and lobbying officials and policymakers in support of home-based care. The group supports increased coverage for home care services and bundled payments.

In addition to Amazon’s foray into healthcare,

CISA Warns Google Chrome Users to Update

CISA Warns Google Chrome Users to Update

Google and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security warned users of the Chrome browser to update the application, as the latest update includes two security fixes to address high-severity zero-day vulnerabilities.

The security flaws “have been detected in exploits in the wild”

Ransomware Attacks Against Hospitals

Ransomware Attacks Against Hospitals on the Rise

A warning advisory issued by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on October 28, 2020 notes an increase in attacks on healthcare systems and providers. Co-authored by CISA, the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the advisory warns that the three agencies “have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers,”

Vosita telemedicine

Vosita Telemedicine now includes One-Click Secure Link to invite patients to connect.


PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire
 Apr. 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

PARAMUS, N.J., April 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Vosita Healthcare, Inc. https://vosita.com/ – a startup Telemedicine firm providing an online medical care appointment booking service for Telehealth appointments or standard office appointments. Vosita Healthcare Inc. President and CEO Robert Gabriel is donating the Telemedicine technology and software to conduct face-to-face Telemedicine visits to all USA qualified physicians so they can treat patients while staying socially distant.

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What is the best computer setup for your Medical Billing Staff?

When it comes to workplace efficiency, every little bit helps. With so many workers spending their day in front of a computer, it is more important than ever that we find a way to make computer usage as efficient as possible; technology can only help up to the user’s capacity. How, then, can we increase the user’s capacity?

HaaS

Hardware Included with Managed It Service

Medical Practices are able to get hardware at no additional charge as a part of the Managed IT service that is offered by Healthcare IT leader, Microwize Technology.

Microwize Technology is offering Hardware as a Service (HaaS) Starting at $69/computer per month hardware will be included with Managed IT Service Provider (MSP) at no additional charge by Microwize Technology,

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Can we offshore Medical Billing and staying HIPAA complaint?

Offshoring Medical Billing while staying HIPAA complaint. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. If you are a healthcare provider, you know that being called doctor is not just about a degree and medical board approval, it is the culmination of dedication and priorities. Over years you have dedicated countless [...]

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