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Change Healthcare systems breached

February 23, 2024HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Change Healthcare, a revenue cycle management company, has experienced a cyberattack, it stated on its website.  “Once we became aware of the outside threat, in the interest of protecting our partners and patients, we took immediate action to disconnect our systems to prevent further impact. At this time, we believe the issue is specific to Change Healthcare and all other systems across UnitedHealth Group are operational.”  UnitedHealth Group...

Change Healthcare, Cybersecurity, UnitedHealth Group


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Lindy Tentinger

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VGM Forbin gets refresh 

June 26, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Forbin has launched a refreshed brand identity that includes a new logo, website and messaging. "I am thrilled to launch a refreshed VGM Forbin into the marketplace," said Lindy Tentinger, president of VGM Forbin. "To us, this is not just about modernizing our look and feel, but better articulating the problems we solve for our customers, as well as a renewed commitment to be a leader in our industry, driving creativity and innovation.” The refreshed brand identity,...

Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, IT support, Rebrand, VGM Forbin, Website


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Jesse Farris

Providers

Be a ‘big fish’ when it comes to security protocols

December 16, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Now, more than ever, it’s important for HME providers – no matter how small – to pay close attention to cybersecurity to protect themselves and their patients, says Jesse Farris, IT director for VGM Forbin.  A breach can happen to anyone at any time. Case in point: Wright & Filippis, a large regional provider, was recently hit with a ransomware attack.  “Health care data is the most valuable data there is,” he said. “If you...

Cybersecurity, Jesse Farris, VGM Forbin


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Wright & Filippis hit with ransomware attack

December 1, 2022HME News Staff

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wright & Filippis has reported a data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, as well as the California Attorney General, after the company learned it had been the target of a ransomware attack, according to news reports. The breach resulted in names, dates of birth, patient numbers, Social Security numbers, financial account numbers and health insurance information being compromised. Recently, Wright & Filippis sent out...

Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Wright & Filippis


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Jeff Woodham

Medtrade

Speaker Q&A: Take cybercrime seriously 

October 4, 2022Tracy Orzel

With cybercrime costing the world $6 trillion annually, HME providers need to perform assessments of internal and external vulnerabilities and threats regularly, not just once a year, says Jeff Woodham. HME News spoke to Woodham, vice president of operations at Mandry Technology Solutions, and host of the Medtrade session, “Cybersecurity protection and planning,” about why scammers are drawn to health care and what providers can do to mitigate that threat.  HME News: Just how...

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Bonafide taps ClearAdvantage to help manage risk

April 6, 2022HME News Staff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bonafide Medical Group has subscribed to ClearAdvantage, a multi-year managed services program that provides customers with the benefits of an integrated and efficiently executed cybersecurity and HIPAA-compliance program, the two companies have announced. By partnering with Clearwater, Bonafide is taking proactive steps to ensure it has the right expertise and tools to meet the expectations of customers with respect to maintaining a strong security...

Bonafide Medical Group, Cybersecurity, HIPAA compliance


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Cybersecurity: Conduct threat assessments 

Smart Talk

Cybersecurity: Conduct threat assessments 

December 8, 2021Jeff Woodham

Q. We’ve covered the cybersecurity basics; what other activities will help reduce risk?  A. First, kudos for taking steps to address end-user behavior; protect edge/internet-connected devices; and update anti-virus, operating systems and application suites. Your organization is well positioned to fend off bad actors.  If you wish to deepen awareness of, protect against and reduce cyber risk further, consider the below advanced activities:  First, implement continuous...

Cybersecurity, Jeff Woodham, Mandry Technology Solutions


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Jeff Woodham

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Cybersecurity: Improve your posture

November 10, 2021Jeff Woodham

Q. What specific activities can help HME providers improve their cybersecurity posture?  A. The answer to this question is multi-faceted. There is no “single bullet” theory that addresses every component of the complex nature of cybersecurity. However, some basic hygiene measures can help reduce the risks presented by cybercriminals in the digital world.   First, implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) to eliminate a bad actor’s ability to access the network...

Cybersecurity, Jeff Woodham, Mandry Technology Solutions


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Cybersecurity: Adopt cybersecurity framework

October 13, 2021Jeff Woodham

Q. Should HME providers view cybersecurity as a project or a business process? A. Many organizations that engage in improving their cybersecurity posture fall into the trap of viewing the efforts as a “project” versus a “process.” Treating these activities as a one-time project only provides the organization with a snapshot of the environment. It fails to incorporate business process management techniques that enable ongoing data collection and process improvement. For...

Cybersecurity, Jeff Woodham, Mandry Technology Solutions


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ST Woodham

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Cybersecurity: Think HIPAA and beyond 

September 13, 2021Jeff Woodham

Q. Why is cybersecurity important to HME providers?  A. For HME providers, understanding and acknowledging the importance of cybersecurity is a key component of strategic risk management that can support the sustainability and stability of the organization. Without good practices and controls in place, the organization could face fines; incur economic damage due to ransomware; create reputational damage; or cause harm to patients, employees and the communities they serve.  HME...

Cybersecurity, HIPAA, Jeff Woodham, Mandry Technology Solutions


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