Archive | Healthcare/Medical

An I.T. Assessment & Audit -Valuable Information for Businesses

All business owners need a clear picture of their company’s capabilities and whether they will likely meet the current and future needs of their industry and customers. A professional I.T. assessment can provide essential information and recommendations to allow smart, informed Technology Decisions and planning. Each business owner and/or board of directors needs to have a clear answer ….Read More

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Managed I.T. Services Key to HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Risk Assessments and constant monitoring are essential to the healthcare industry, helping practices avoid HIPAA audit failures. A professionally prepared HIPAA risk assessment can serve as a critical basis for an ongoing HIPAA compliance program. The OCR is the regulatory enforcement agency that oversees the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and ….Read More

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Cataract Consultants moves to The Cloud

  While cataracts can be a natural part of aging, there is no reason to live with this potentially debilitating condition due to extraordinary advancements in surgical technology. Today, cataracts can be corrected with a micro-incision, state of the art, outpatient surgery so common that over 3 million procedures are performed in the United States ….Read More

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Healthcare data breaches can be prevented

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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Server or The Cloud or BOTH?

Is your server ready to be retired?  You’re now at that decision point that so many other business people are finding themselves this year.  And the decision is this:  do you replace that old server with a new server…or do you go to the cloud or maybe both? At Hooks Systems we hear this question every week. ….Read More

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Wilmington Optometry teams up with Hooks Systems for Technology upgrades

Wilmington Optometry has served its patients’ vision needs since 1986. Using state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic systems, Wilmington Optometry provides Treatment and management of diseases of the eye including but not limited to: Glaucoma Cataracts Macular degeneration Diabetic retinopathy Optometrist Edward Weaver graduated from the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill (BS) and East Carolina University ….Read More

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Knox Clinic Helps with Healthy Childhoods

Knox Clinic Pediatrics provides exceptional health care for children of all ages from newborn into the teen years. They are your partners to ensure that your “baby” has every opportunity to grow and thrive into healthy adulthood. The friendly staff at Knox cares for your newborn, provides well baby and well child checkups, inoculations and treatments when your ….Read More

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HIPAA & HITECH Act Fines Capped at $1.5 Million

Healthcare has changed tremendously in the past few years, and the progress that’s being made seems straight from the pages of a sci-fi novel. Now individuals can produce affordable electronic health records (EHRs) for patients and health information exchanges (HIEs) to help doctors share patient data. A network that stores large quantities of medical data shared between multiple providers ….Read More

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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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