Virtual Security: Cloud-based and Managed Security Services

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 7.06.31 PMMost security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package

Making the Transition to ICD-10

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To remain in compliance with healthcare regulations,  physician’s offices, hospitals and healthcare facilities are working to meet the October 2015 deadline for completing the migration from medical coding using the ICD-9 format to ICD-10. The tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, ICD-10, contains a staggering number of medical diagnosis codes (68,000) and procedure codes (87,000) compared to its predecessor, which contained only 14,000 diagnosis codes and 4,000 procedure codes. The increase in the number of codes will allow healthcare organizations to capture far more granular data about symptoms, risk factors, and commodities; which should result in dramatic improvements to patient care, clinical and billing accuracy and disease tracking and trending.

Weathering Hurricane Sandy with Managed IT Services

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 10.19.27 AMWhen Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast U.S. in the fall of 2012, it entered the record books as the second most expensive hurricane in recorded U.S. history, causing more than $50 billion in damages by preliminary estimates. Long Island’s Suffolk and Nassau counties suffered significant impacts from the storm. According to FEMA, storm and tidal surges in the two counties flooded, damaged or destroyed an estimated 95,500 structures, including 44 power and electrical generation facilities, 28 fire stations, 26 schools, three police stations and a major medical center.