PPP Loan Information Published

  PPP Loan Information published – Under a court order, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has published a list of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program loan recipients on their website. The list includes the … Read More

Ransomware Assault Threatens Hospitals

The FBI is warning there is a new threat of ransomware attacking the US Healthsystems.  The ransomware assault threatens hospitals and will most likely spread to the ambulatory practices.  The FBI and two other federal agencies issued a joined alert … Read More

Do NOT Pay The Ransom!

If you get hit with a ransomware attack, do NOT pay the ransom!  The US Treasury department says it is now ILLEGAL to pay the ransom and companies will be prosecuted!  This brings a whole new caveat to “what should … Read More

Are You Out of HIPAA Compliance?

Are you out of HIPAA compliance?  Would you know if you were?  With the Microsoft end of life on Windows 7 and Server 2008 passing in January 2020 and Covid-19 hitting a short time after, it is very possible that … Read More

Ransomware Attack on HHS

I heard to day that there has been a ransomware attack on HHS.  Seriously?  Unbelievable.  This goes far beyond money and is purposely trying to hurt millions of people.  Ruthless, cowardly and downright mean.  Thankfully HHS was ahead of the … Read More

Just Don’t Click

Whenever you are in doubt of an email, just don’t click on it.  Send it over to your IT department to examine it first to test the legitimacy.  Phishing emails are becoming the norm in spreading ransomware attacks.  In Rockdale … Read More

Medicare For All?

Kamala Harris came out with her plan for Medicare for all. It is different from Bernie Sanders plan, as it will take 10 years to implement and still involves the insurance carriers. The showdown for the debate is ready and … Read More

Is Surescripts in Trouble?

Is Surescripts in trouble?  The FTC think so.  The agency is alleging that the company kept customer from using other platforms.  They are charging them with illegal monopolization of the market for e-prescriptions. “The FTC alleges that Surescripts intentionally set … Read More

Upcoming Healthcare News

Every once in a while, I like to share upcoming healthcare news.  As we know, healthcare is changing constantly and keeping up with all of the rules and regulations could be challenging.  Below is information that was released by Medicare, … Read More

MD Anderson Fined

This breach breaks my heart.  Today’s headlines read:  MD Anderson Fined $4.3 million for HIPAA violations.  Why does this break my heart?  For two reasons.  One, is because I would rather they use that money to help cancer patients, and two, … Read More