Tag Archives for Computer Security

Windows XP: Hidden HIPAA Violation for Medical Practices

If your medical practice has made any computer purchases within the past 12 years, you might currently be violating HIPAA and not even realize it. On April 8, 2014 Microsoft ended ongoing support for Windows XP, their popular 12-year old operating system. Security patches will no longer be written. See what this means if your healthcare facility is using outdated software, like XP?

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics, Practice Management Tips

The HITECH Act and 300 BAUD Modems

Anyone Can Access Your Computer I remember back in 1984 when I got my first modem for my computer. It was a 300 BAUD modem. In today’s terms, think 186 times slower than dial-up. But WOW it opened up the world. No longer was my IBM compatible confined to my desk. My computer could now go anywhere in the world. Of course, there weren’t too many anywheres to go. Now I can access almost any computer on the planet. Well, Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics