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Getting your brain around HIPAA and risk management

Posted on: 01/09/2018 | by: Jim Carmody

continual process We have been busy trying to improve our risk management process for our clients.  In other words, we are always trying to decrease the risk or probability that their patient data will be breached.  More generically, we have been trying to make sure our clients are more HIPAA complaint.  It is our philosophy […]

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Time to get new computers? Maybe not!

Posted on: 04/22/2016 | by: Jim Carmody

Like every small business, CT Business Solutions has been faced with the inevitable problem of aging computers.   Like all, we just want the things to keep working so we can work on “sexier” things like growing the business.   We don’t want to dump time, money, and energy into upgrading computers.   But inevitably, hardware ages and […]

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late New Year’s resolution, document!

Posted on: 01/26/2016 | by: Jim Carmody

If it is not too late, my New Year’s resolution is to document, document, and document.  We are the only creatures around that can externalize thought, ideas, and solutions to a non-living thing like paper or computer.   One nifty idea, as far as “writing things down”, is when you go to bed at night, thoughts […]

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Simplify review of EHR logs for HIPAA compliance

Posted on: 12/02/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

A clear, required item in the HIPAA Security Rule is 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(D), Information System Activity Review.  A medical organization and its subcontractors (otherwise known as Covered Entities and Business Associates) must regularly review the logs for systems that access electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).  Where is most of a medical practice’s ePHI stored?  In their EHR […]

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Do as the government says not as it does

Posted on: 11/17/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

You can “Google it”, but in short, as evident by letter I received (click link below to open pdf scan), the Chinese probably now have all the plethora of  information I filled out about myself to get a government clearance (I have had a government contract job in the past and am now in the Army Reserves). […]

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Got budget?

Posted on: 09/29/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

Do you make a budget for your medical practice?  Specifically, do you realistically budget technology expenses for your practice? Like every business, you are mainly concerned about making your revenue higher than your expenses.   So budgeting for an expense like bookkeeping, marketing, or technology is not always first on your list.  Rarely, the reason you […]

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Protect and serve all your nodes!

Posted on: 09/04/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

We have kept busy here at CT Business Solutions Collegeville this year.   We have been adding clients to our “managed node empire” slowly but surely and have finally reached one hundred Windows and Apple systems that we are proactively managing and maintaining! What is important to note is that this does not include smart phones.   […]

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X-rays to exam room via Intel Compute Stick

Posted on: 08/19/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

It’s been awhile since we posted and even longer since we did a YouTube video. That’s why I am glad I took the time to finally capture some of our work with the below YouTube video. The podiatrist client wanted to be able to show x-rays to their patients digitally in the exam room but […]

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In Case of Emergency, We Offer Data Recovery Service

Posted on: 06/19/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

One thing we all seem have in common is our daily need to manage some form of data. If it’s a desktop, laptop or a wireless device, we are all creating, processing, communicating and managing data. Whether you work for a corporation; own a small business; or manage your family’s household finances, you are involved […]

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The Gift of Technology

Posted on: 05/19/2015 | by: Jim Carmody

When consumers ponder holiday shopping opportunities, most of us think about the retail holiday madness that begins the day after Thanksgiving. Remember the frenzied competition of shopping at those big mall sales and triumphantly carrying overflowing shopping bags back to the car? Perhaps Cyber Monday is a more appealing memory if you are a devotee […]

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