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Amazing improvements in Office 365

If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you’re in for some souped-up enhancements. Most involve artificial intelligence (AI) making sense of your data for you, so you spend less time and effort manually processing it. Here are a few of the latest enhancements that’ll give you more time for value-added tasks (and for coffee breaks and […]

A Very Christmas Carnival

By Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems

Christmas cheer was abundant at this year's annual Umbrella Christmas party. The newly remodeled office space (more on that in the new year) left us with plenty of seating and room to accommodate our growing team.

Data Breach Leads to First Multi-State Lawsuit

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a healthcare technology solutions provider, was named in a multi-State lawsuit filed earlier this month. Servers used by WebChart, an EHR solution offered by MIE, was breached in 2015. The security compromise included the release of personal information, date of birth, social security numbers, health insurance details, and medical information.

Holiday Hugs Toy Drive

Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

With the blizzard conditions last week, the team at Umbrella went into ‘holiday mode’ a bit early this year. In years past, we have participated in a variety of charities that allow us to give back to the community we love.

Faxploit – Are You Vulnerable?

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems
Faxing Is Out
Fax machines have suffered much negative press recently. News articles highlighting the aging technology have pointed to faxing as a culprit to the delay of Healthcare Interoperability.

That Time HIPAA Had a Breach

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

CMS, the division of the HHS which provides “education and complaint-driven enforcement” of HIPAA regulations, announced suspicious activity in one of its systems this month. Unfortunately, information of approximately 75,000 individuals was accessed.

What the Anthem Breach Means for Your Office

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Health insurer Anthem, Inc. has agreed to a $16 million settlement and follow a substantial corrective action plan from The Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The agreement comes after Anthem suffered a series of cyber attacks which led to a breach of PHI of nearly 79 million individuals – instantly becoming the largest U.S. heath data breach on record).

While the fine is staggering (over 3x the previous record), the investigation is the real ‘brow-raising’ moment.

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