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[Tech Tip!] Cloud Craze: Are You a CIO Worried About Cloud ROI?

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Sat, Nov 12, 2022 @ 09:15 AM

With today's rising costs, healthcare facilities must keep a tight grasp on their budgets! With that said, there's a trend of news articles suggesting CIOs are not seeing ROI from moving to cloud-based services.

 

But MedCityNews is debunking this, reminding us that change is neither easy nor cheap. In their article, Debunking Cloud Cost and ROI Hogwash for Healthcare, they explain how the cloud is in fact revolutionizing healthcare systems, delivering both cost and time savings. 

 

In another article from Becker's Hospital Review, 'Cloud projects are powering forward': Health system CIOs on cloud spending amid economic pressures, Scott Arnold, Executive Vice President and CIO of Tampa General Hospital, says “We don't view cloud service as a 'nice to have' or unnecessary expense.” 

 

Why? Because hospitals and healthcare facilities need to move EHRs around while storing patient data in a secure location. The cost to provide a facility with all the on-site equipment and energy for this would easily equal or trample the cost of an IT-provided cloud service that provides cybersecurity, resilience, agility, and scalability. 

 

The takeaway here is to have patience in seeking ROI from conversion to cloud-based services – and to strategically plan how and when you might embark upon this. But it is a necessary adaptation to meet the healthcare industry's critical and fast-changing needs.

 

"Cloud power is what drives the rapid digital innovation we see across pretty much every other industry — and it enables healthcare organizations to solve increasingly complex problems more affordably, quickly, and reliably."

 

Our primeCLOUD team can help by providing you with the strategy, security, cost control, operational efficiency, reliability, and agility to maximize your IT performance. Get in touch to strategize your transition to cloud-based services.

Topics: interoperability Long-Term Post-Acute Care primeCLOUD private cloud cyber security managed IT services operational efficiency hybrid cloud
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[Security Tip] Recent Threats Summarized for Aug to Oct 2022

By Prime Care Tech Office of Compliance on Fri, Nov 04, 2022 @ 04:49 PM

Each week our security team tracks threats, vulnerabilities, and patches announced by leading IT experts and vendors to ensure we prioritize, address, and communicate them to our managed IT services clients.

Below you'll find our recap of events they addressed in the last few months. To check previous reports, see 2022 Security Threats.

If you're not a client, make sure your team knows about these security events, as well as future ones. Just click below to sign up. 

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High Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Microsoft Multiple Security updates (Aug, Sep, Oct 2022)
Microsoft Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 Mitigations for zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in the wild
VMware vSphere Guidance for VirtualPITA, VirtualPIE, and VirtualGATE Malware Targeting

 

Medium Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security updates (Aug & Sep 2022
Meta Platforms WhatsApp PuTTY SSH Client used to deploy backdoors and establish communication
Fortinet Multiple Urgent patch for critical auth bypass bug
VMware Multiple Security updates (Aug 2022)

 

Low Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Apple Multiple Security updates (Sep 2022)
Mozilla Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird Security updates (Aug & Sep 2022)

 

No Impact on Our Clients/FYI

Company/Source Product Type
Cisco Secure Web Appliance Security updates
Cisco Multiple Security updates (Oct 2022)
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Managers Out-of-band security update
Mozilla Thunderbird Security updates (Sep & Oct 2022)

 

As part of our primeCLOUD services suite, we partner with leading IT vendors to offer security services like ransomware protection, phishing training, multi-factor authorization (MFA), data backup/recovery, and more.

If you're not confident your organization is on top of security threats, vulnerabilities, and patches, it may be time to conduct a cyber security audit.

Conduct Self-Audit Now

Or better, get in touch and let us walk you through critical items for your security checklist.

 

Topics: primeCLOUD cyber security security vulnerabilities security patches security threats
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[Security Tip] July Security Threats Summarized

By Prime Care Tech Security Team on Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 12:23 PM

Each week our security team tracks threats, vulnerabilities, and patches announced by leading IT experts and vendors to ensure we prioritize, address, and communicate them to our managed IT services clients.

Below you'll find our monthly recap of all events. To check previous reports, see 2022 Security Threats.

If you're not a client, make sure your team knows about these security events, as well as future ones. Just click below to sign up. 

KEEP ME UPDATED

 

High Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Google Chrome Security updates

 

Medium Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Microsoft Multiple Security updates
(July  2022)

 

Low Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Apple Multiple Security updates

 

No Impact on Our Clients/FYI

Company/Source Product Type
Cisco Multiple Security updates
Citrix Hypervisor Security updates
Open SSL Multiple Security updates
Oracle Multiple Security updates

 

As part of our primeCLOUD services suite, we partner with leading IT vendors to offer security services like ransomware protection, phishing training, multi-factor authorization (MFA), data backup/recovery, and more.

If you're not confident your organization is on top of security threats, vulnerabilities, and patches, it may be time to conduct a cyber security audit.

Conduct Self-Audit Now

Or better, get in touch and let us walk you through critical items for your security checklist.

Topics: primeCLOUD cyber security security vulnerabilities cyber criminals security patches security threats
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[Security Tip] June Security Threats Summarized

By Prime Care Tech Security Team on Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 04:20 PM

Each week our security team tracks threats, vulnerabilities, and patches announced by leading IT experts and vendors to ensure we prioritize, address, and communicate them to our managed IT services clients.

Below you'll find our monthly recap of all events. To check previous reports, see 2022 Security Threats.

If you're not a client, make sure your team knows about these security events, as well as future ones. Just click below to sign up. 

KEEP ME UPDATED

 

High Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Microsoft Multiple Workaround guidance for MSDT Follina vulnerability

 

Medium Impact

Company/Source Product Type
CISA Multiple Recommended mitigations for Karakurt Data Extortion Group
Citrix Application Delivery Management Security update
Google Chrome Security updates
(June 10 and 22)
Microsoft Multiple Security updates
(June  2022)

 

Low Impact

Company/Source Product Type
Mozilla Firefox, Firefox ESR, Thunderbird Security updates

 

No Impact on Our Clients/FYI

Company/Source Product Type
Adobe Multiple Security updates
Atlassian Confluence Server and Data Center Security updates (CVE-2022-26134)
CISA Multiple Security updates
Cisco Multiple Security updates
Drupal Multiple Security updates
SAP Multiple Security updates

 

As part of our primeCLOUD services suite, we partner with leading IT vendors to offer security services like ransomware protection, phishing training, multi-factor authorization (MFA), data backup/recovery, and more.

If you're not confident your organization is on top of security threats, vulnerabilities, and patches, it may be time to conduct a cyber security audit.

Conduct Self-Audit Now

Or better, get in touch and let us walk you through critical items for your security checklist.

Topics: primeCLOUD cyber security security vulnerabilities cyber criminals security patches security threats
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[Recap] What We Heard at the Senior Living Innovation Forum (SLIF)

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Fri, Jun 03, 2022 @ 08:15 AM

Last week our team connected with leaders from senior care communities at the Senior Living Innovation Forum (SLIF) Spring event. Topics of discussion were around strategies for surviving and thriving among the anticipated shifts. Here are three key takeaways.

  1. Stay True to Your Roots: Don’t chase shiny objects or the next new thing to attract residents. Trust, connection, consistency, and service are still key influencers in residents/families choosing your community.
  2. Expect New Payer Types and Alliances: Expect payer types to grow beyond private and self-pay in assisted living (AL). This may trend further into AL operators joining forces with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
  3. Focus on the Continuum of Care: Seniors value integrated healthcare and expect caregivers to review all medical data to deliver proactive, predictive, and prescriptive care – or complete senior health

So, how can we help with these strategies? Your chief ally in our software-as-a-service suite is primeVIEW, which offers an integrated analytics dashboard, customized with trends meaningful to your success. By using it to monitor areas of high (and low) performance, you can stay true to your roots – trust, connection, consistency, and service.

When it comes to bringing on new payers or aligning with SNFs, you may need our other apps:

  • Our primeCLAIMS app with two-way PointClickCare EHR integration, coupled with other senior care customization, empowers you to do more with less staff while expediting payment.
  • Our Managed Care MASTER case-to-contract app ensures you meet the quality care requirements of your payers while capturing every dollar promised in the contract.

We can also help with the technology and security infrastructure you need to run your business cost-effectively and wisely. Ask us about our primeCLOUD managed IT services.

If you missed us at SLIF, catch up with us for more recommended strategies and how our technologies can help.

Let's Talk 

Topics: primeVIEW primeCLAIMS primeCLOUD senior living analytics slif carecontinuum integratedhealth managedcaremaster

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