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Upcoming Events: October 2019

In Kansas City this month, the Greater KC MGMA's monthly meeting features a presentation on Minimizing Risk in Your Medical ...

Best Practice of the Month – Encryption

Encryption is a method of ‘scrambling’ data so that it cannot be read or used except by the intended recipient. Covered entities are required to encrypt Protected Health Information (PHI) “whenever deemed appropriate” which is intentionally open to interpretation. This ...

A Summary of 1,000 Clicks, Part 4: Cone of Silence

On March 18th, 2019 Fred Schulte and Erika Fry published the article “Death by 1,000 Clicks” on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a collaboration between KHN and Fortune Magazine. The article reviewed the findings of a three-month long investigation into the ...

DHS Recommendations Against Ransomware

In response to an increase in ransomware attacks against government systems, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and ...

Upcoming Events - September

Healthcare Technology Advisors has a busy month coming up! On Wednesday, September 11th, Greater St. Louis MGMA will be having ...

US Mayors Defy Ransomware

Cities have been falling prey to ransomware attacks at a growing rate. From the Atlanta, Georgia attack in 2018 that lasted weeks, to the Baltimore, Maryland attack that took the city offline, hackers are systematically targeting city governments. There are ...

Best Practice of the Month: Proactive Monitoring

If you’ve read any piece on proper healthcare technology, you’ve likely heard of proactive monitoring. This is the method of managing technology in a way that keeps it in the best working order possible, rather than waiting until something breaks ...

Summary of 1,000 Clicks, Part 3

On March 18th, 2019 Fred Schulte and Erika Fry published the article “Death by 1,000 Clicks” on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a collaboration between KHN and Fortune Magazine. The article reviewed the findings of a three-month long investigation into the ...

Upcoming Events: August

This August features several opportunities to network and learn with the healthcare community, mostly focused on IT and compliance. On Wednesday the 14th, the Greater St. Louis MGMA's monthly luncheon will feature a talk by Diane Robben of Sandberg Phoenix ...

Best Practice of the Month : Staff Training on Cybersecurity

Do you know what the number 1 risk to all medical practices’ cyber security is? The one no anti-virus, firewall, or security update can protect you from? The answer is YOU. And your employees! Of course, there’s no way to ...

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