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Rich Murphy, Product Director - iatricSystems

Rich Murphy is Director of Interoperability Solutions at iatricSystems®. He has been a leader in the healthcare IT industry for more than 15 years and has worked with hundreds of hospitals implementing interfaces and integration projects to improve healthcare outcomes.

Solve New COVID-19 Challenges with Existing Technology

A recent COVID-19 outbreak occurred at a Springfield MA hospital due to an employee returning to work after visiting another state, increasing the hospital’s infected rate to 26 employees and 14 patients.

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Remote Access Can be Jeopardizing Your Hospital’s Security

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers have continuously targeted credentials to gain access to enterprise networks, particularly those in healthcare, given the rise in remote care and telework. Here are a few recent examples:

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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Increase Patient Privacy

Last year, there were 798 confirmed incidences of internal and external healthcare breaches according to the Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report. We read about these incidents virtually daily, and yet, instead of breach numbers reducing, the numbers continue to rise. Of those incidents, 48 percent were caused by insiders.

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How to Decrease COVID-19 Insider Snooping

We recently caught up with a few iatricSystems customers, and they revealed that they discovered that some of their employees were inappropriately viewing patients’ COVID-19 test results. They credit their ability to figuring this out to their Patient Privacy solution, which alerted them of the inappropriate access to patient information.

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The Newest Normal: Remote Access Security Strategies

You’ve heard the recent – and sometimes overly-used – buzzword “the new normal” when referring to how organizations are conducting work during COVID-19. Yet still, as businesses re-open, many predict there won’t be a full-shift back from working remotely, and that what is going on today will continue to be the “new normal” for a lot of us.

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4 Tips to Prevent and Detect Insider Threat Incidents

As an organization in the healthcare industry, you already know you’re at a higher target for threats because of the information you store and transmit. Most hospitals do their due diligence to set up security standards to protect patient information from outside threats, but then often underestimate the exponential risk of threats that can happen within the organization.

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COVID-19: 3 Security Articles for You

As states begin to lift some of the COVID-19 restrictions and businesses begin to reopen, healthcare organizations are still facing many of the same challenges presented at the beginning of this pandemic.

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The Risks and Rewards of Telehealth in Today’s Climate

U.S. public health officials, hospitals, and insurance companies are urging people to try telemedicine to prevent having to leave their homes and to therefore curb the spread of COVID-19, and people are listening. Once skeptical, patients are jumping on board so they can be evaluated in a safer setting – their home. Healthcare organizations are also reassessing staffing and shifting a large portion of hospitals to teleworking.

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