Everyone who works with Technology knows the importance of backups, and we’ve all heard horror stories or can even tell our own. They are particularly important in the healthcare field, where backed up patient and practice data is not only smart but mandated by local and federal government … [Read more...]
Remote Desktop Services and Allscripts and Centricity Hosting
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) has become a popular method of accessing important business applications such as EMR, practice management, financial software, and more. Many practices use it to manage their Allscripts and Centricity Hosting. Why? Because the CPU and RAM workload of the … [Read more...]
3 questions to ask before moving to Centricity or Allscripts Hosting
Several years ago, many experts were indicating that by 2020 everything would be running in the cloud. The promises of economical on-demand computing and storage resources were appealing to practices utilizing Centricirty or Allscripts. Practices could look to reduce capital investments by quickly … [Read more...]
Virtualizing your Centricity Practice Solutions or Allscripts Server Environment
Virtual computers and servers are a hot recent trend in IT from small businesses to enterprise, and it’s not without reason. Virtual technology brings efficiency, cost, and management benefits to a typical clinical server network. What is a virtual server? Think of it this way – a server … [Read more...]
Do You Filter Your Office Internet to Protect Your Network?
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...]