Access to the Internet is vital for doing business and any practice that uses a Centricity Hosting or Allscripts Hosting. But without safeguards in place, malware and data leaks can be a mouse click away from disaster. Network firewalls and antivirus software are common in workplaces, but more small … [Read more...]
IT security, Centricity and Allscripts Hosting: Can I Do It Myself?
The expectation that healthcare IT departments can perform routine but constant security vigilance on its networks is unrealistic. We call it "protected" health information. But the reality is that breaches of our personal health data are on the rise, some of them breathtaking in scope. The … [Read more...]
Can your Centricity Hosting or Allscripts Hosting data be sold for $10?
Over the last six months, brute force attacks on Remote Desktop Protocols have become a common headline. This is one of the primary methods by which user access servers for Centricity Hosting or Allscripts Hosting. Consider the cases of LabCorp, the city of Atlanta, multiple health systems, … [Read more...]
Is Your Patient Data Physically Secure? Is Centricity Hosting or Allscripts Hosting the Answer?
So why should your practice move to Centricity Hosting or Allscripts Hosting? Well.... recently, Healthcare IT new reported that a St. Louis suburb-based orthodontist office is notifying 10,000 patients that their protected health information and Social Security numbers have been compromised … [Read more...]
How much bandwidth do you really need? Will my Network suffer?
More than you think! The usefulness of Allscripts and GE Centricity Hosting Services only continues to expand in our lives and workplaces. That's great as far as convenience and mobility of use, but sure causes a greater and greater demand on bandwidth. Perhaps your office is in a great place … [Read more...]
Should I Have Centricity or Allscripts Test Environment?
A vital component to your GE Centricity Hosting or Allscripts hosting environment is a test system. Any changes you make such as form and report updates, service packs and upgrades, ancillary applications and interfaces, should always be applied to your test system and put through the proper testing … [Read more...]
Allscripts and Centricity Hosting, Who’s responsible for protecting patient data?
Allscripts and Centricity Hosting and cloud computing in general is still fairly new to healthcare and, as such, confusion and a few myths surround the technology. And many of those skewed perceptions are driven by simple misunderstandings, most notably about information security. Indeed, … [Read more...]
Allscripts and Centricity Hosting – 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Know About Right Now
At a time when more and more practice chose to utilize Allscripts and Centricity hosting, Hackers and cybercriminals continued tapping into new techniques to essentially break into IT networks, if not cripple some of those. It’s not just Petya following in WannaCry’s footsteps, either. But … [Read more...]
Centricity and Allscripts Hosting – 9 Must Haves!
There was a recent story regarding a programmer who was fired on the first day on the job for accidentally destroying a production database. Any company or IT professional can learn a lot from this debacle since it speaks to best practices for production environments. With that in mind, here are 10 … [Read more...]
People: Allscripts and GE Centricity Hosting Greatest Weakness?
While any organization that is a Allscripts and GE Centricity Hosting entity should have strict cybersecurity control, the reality is that a healthcare organization’s workforce is its greatest cybersecurity threat. But there are reliable steps organizations can take to lessen the risks, said Kurt … [Read more...]