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Managed Services is a No-Brainer for Medical Practices

Owners and Office Managers of medical practices have their hands full. On top of their normal duties, most practices are currently working on implementing an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, preparing for their ICD-10 conversion, and learning new reimbursement and HIPAA requirements. The IT needs of these practices cover a larger range of services than ….Read More

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Preventing Carpel Tunnel Injuries

There are several ailments that can come from using your keyboard incorrectly-from short-term issues like sore wrists to long-term problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. These ailments can take years to develop and can be difficult or even impossible to reverse. That’s why it’s so important – even if you’re not currently feeling pain-to position and ….Read More

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Cape Fear Memorial Foundation promotes health and wellness

Cape Fear Memorial Foundation’s mission is to fund and support not-for-profit organizations providing services that improve the health and wellness of the people of southeastern North Carolina. The Foundation’s objective is to support programs that improve the health and wellness of the people of southeastern North Carolina. Funding programs and organizations that promote health education, ….Read More

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Healthcare data breaches at an all-time high

A new study finds that healthcare data breaches are increasing, despite growing public awareness, increased security assurances and rising government fines. The study revealed that 23 percent of all data breaches occur in healthcare and have impacted 155 million Americans in almost 1,500 breaches in the past six years. The total number of breach victims ….Read More

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Latest Ransomware virus declared a National Cyber Emergency -“Beef up your backup system now!”

The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was obtained by Reuters. Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a ….Read More

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Carousel Center keeps their clients secure with Technology Upgrades

The Carousel Center in Wilmington, NC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a child-friendly environment for abused and neglected children and to support child abuse prevention efforts in Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Obtaining and documenting a child’s report of an alleged sexual and/or physical abuse incident is crucial- not only ….Read More

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Obama administration modifies HIPAA Rules to strengthen the firearm background check system

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved forward on the Administration’s commitment to modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to expressly permit certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of those individuals who, for specific mental health reasons, ….Read More

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