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.

Medical Business 101

Business 101 for Medical Practices

If a medical practice is a business and for-profit, why is the business aspect of running a practice ignored in medical schools? I also want physicians who are business-savvy to stay independent while controlling the physician/patient relationship. There are some exceptions to the “business education” shortcomings. It was assumed by most medical teaching programs that when the physician started in the practice/business of medicine,

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.

Insurance claim denial

UHC to Deny Claims for “Non-Emergencies”

The US’ largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, is delaying a controversial new policy. Emergency room visits considered “non-emergent” may be partially or fully denied coverage. The policy to deny claims was set to go into effect on July 1. However, UHC is now delaying implementation at least until the pandemic is over.

American Hospital Association president Richard Pollack rebuked the plan in a public letter to UHC’s CEO.

EMR VS EHR

EMR vs EHR? Understand the Difference

EMR vs EHR? To begin differentiating between the two, it’s important to understand the shift in the medical industry. The growing advancements in the medical field within the past 50 years have tremendously improved our medical knowledge, as well as transformed research and development for treatment options. Because of this, those with chronic conditions have been living much longer.

Worst passwords of 2021

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.

Remote Employees for Medical Practices

Practices Get Back to Work and the ‘New Normal’

After facing a long shutdown, many medical practices are finally getting back to work and are facing new challenges.

Physicians and medical staff are getting caught up on missed surgeries and preventive health appointments now that COVID-19 cases are dropping and vaccinations are becoming more available. For many of us, it may seem as though every healthcare worker is on the front lines fighting COVID-19;

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,

Learn Medisoft with Medisoft Academy

Microwize Announces Launch of Medisoft Academy, An eLearning Platform

Looking to Learn Medisoft? Medisoft Academy is a training course that combines videos, hands-on simulations, and quizzes. Students receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Microwize Technology Inc, is a privately owned healthcare IT and medical software company located in Paramus, New Jersey. Medisoft™ is a product of eMDs, it is one of the [...]

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