Guest WiFi

Do you offer guest Wi-Fi in your  medical oractuce??  Today, Wi-Fi isn’t only crucial for your employees to get work done; it’s also a necessary amenity for your office guests. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to set … Read More

Consumer Electronic Show

The Consumer Electronic Show starts tomorrow in Las Vegas.  I always look forward to this because us IT people love gadgets and new technology!  This is the biggest showcase for geeks like us.  From what I am hearing, there are … Read More

The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist The following questions represent the core components necessary for HIPAA compliance. Please check off as applicable to self-evaluate your practice or organization. Have you conducted the following 6 required annual Audits/Assessments? Security Risk Assessment Privacy … Read More

Amazon’s Involvement in Healthcare

Amazon’s involvement in healthcare is growing on a daily basis.  In October, they announced that they purchased a healthcare startup to power their primary care program.  The startup is a medical technology company that fits in well with their primary … Read More

Industry Changes for MSP’s

The industry changes for MSP’s is happening rapidly before our eyes.  As you know, Tier3MD is an MSP which stands for Managed Service Provider.  When I started this company in 2005, there were no such things as MSP’s. We were … Read More

Are you finished upgrading yet?

Are you finished upgrading yet?  Have you done both Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server?  I truly hate this for my clients.  I hate that you have to spend money on upgrades, but I understand why Microsoft has to do … Read More

Insider Threat Management

A lot of practices are learning how to manage hackers or malware, but no many have a plan for insider threat management. This means there is no plan for attacks that come from within the company walls. Whether malicious or … Read More

Password Wallet’s Are Not Always Safe

Are you using a password wallet?  Password Wallet’s are not always safe.  The leader, Last Pass just experienced a security breach a couple of days ago and has issued a new version for the Chrome browser. The bug was discovered … Read More

Are You In The Cloud Yet?

Are you in the cloud yet?  Do you have any applications that are not being hosted and maintained in your office?  I would be surprised if you said “no”.  By now, everyone has some sort of presence in the cloud, … Read More

Multi-factor Authentication

Are you using Multi-factor Authentication in your practice?  For those that are unsure, multi-factor authentication is  an authentication method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism: … Read More