Leasing Options Now Available
HIPAA Security Rule section 164.308(a)(5)(ii)(B) says that you must implement “procedures for guarding against, detecting, and reporting malicious software.”
So what does this mean to the typical practice?
Many practices are still using Windows XP desktop workstations in their offices. Although Microsoft stopped selling XP a long time ago, beginning in spring of 2014, they will no longer support this operating system. What does that mean? It means that they will no longer release important security updates for the operating system. That means that Windows XP may be more vulnerable to viruses, malware, Trojans, etc.
In order to help ease the transition and cost, Tier3MD has set up a leasing program to assist in the purchase of new equipment. We offer Dell computers running Windows 7, or Windows 8. Please be sure to check with your PM/EMR vendor when purchasing new equipment. You will want to make sure it runs on a 64bit OS, and make sure you have enough RAM and processor speed. If you are running a web based EMR, check with your vendor to see what versions of Internet Explorer they are compatible with.
If you have any questions on what type of hardware is sufficient for your practice, please contact our tech team at firstname.lastname@example.org.