Systeem Medical News

Posted on November 18, 2016 in Medical Technology

On October 21, the large tech news of the day was that the Internet was broken due to the “Internet of Things” (IoT) attacking a company that provides Domain Name Services (DNS) to millions of websites. But what does this mean and how does it impact a healthcare practice? Let’s take a closer look. 

Posted on November 12, 2016 in Medical Technology

One of our favorite topics is educating your practice’s team on the risks and methods for security issues that may arise in normal business operations. It turns out that even when we send educational links and provide group training on these important issues, they don’t always work.

Posted on November 6, 2016 in Medical Technology

When and how did you start at Systeem?
I've been with Systeem since February of 2015. I met with everyone in the Denton office prior to being hired. I liked the people and decided that the chance to work with this team was one that I would enjoy.

Posted on November 3, 2016 in Medical Technology

Seasons Greetings from your friendly medical IT company, Systeem Medical!  Everyone is starting to get into the spirit of the season around here and so are your EHR vendors. That means it’s time for end-of-year EHR upgrades!

One of our core beliefs is making sure your clinical workflow is as efficient and available as possible. That’s why we take special note of our clients’ EHR upgrades. They’re not just a regular service call, and we don’t treat them as such.

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Medical Technology

There’s no avoiding technology these days. As a practice administrator, you’re pulled in a million different directions and are expected to have the answers. When so much of your practice’s operations rely on a strong technology backbone, you need to know what’s going on. But what’s the best use of your limited time?

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Medical Technology

Remember in “The Dark Knight” when Batman used cellphone signals as a type of sonar to find the bad guys? It may not be as far-fetched as it seems. The Atlantic recently posted a story discussing the many uses of Wi-Fi signals, including identifying individuals in a room (even behind walls!), knowing what keys someone was pressing, and monitoring the heartbeats of people in a room — all derived from the Wi-Fi signals that are bouncing all around us.

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Medical Technology

Sophos’ security blog highlights a new trend in ransomware: crooks trying to catch your users unaware by placing harmful scripts inside shortcuts. Shortcuts aren’t as easy to catch compared to other files due to their ability to run code and hide their content from the user. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, please educate your employees about the harmfulness of these attacks. Here are a few tips:

Posted on September 8, 2016 in About Systeem

Tony Linsley is one of our intrepid maintenance and monitoring engineers working behind the scenes to ensure your network continuity. Here is some information on what makes him tick.

When did you start working at Systeem?
I started at Systeem in September of 2013.

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Events and Tradeshows

The Systeem sales team will be at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016 Annual Meeting October 15-18, in Chicago, to share our tailor-made technology solutions. Attending the meeting? Stop by and visit us at booth 4167. 

Posted on July 7, 2016 in Medical Technology

I’ve recently noticed a change within the medical IT ecosystem. It seems mid-sized practices are a little skeptical of managed IT service companies like Systeem Medical.

Posted on July 7, 2016 in Medical Technology

I’ve never considered myself an amazing businessman. In fact, I’ll pretty much guarantee that you’re more credentialed than I am in lots of ways. But there’s one thing that I feel that everyone, myself included, can be reminded of:

When was the last time you just listened with intent?

Posted on July 7, 2016 in About Systeem

We’re very proud to work alongside Joshua Wingfield, our resident database and workflow rockstar. Joshua is an exceptional gentleman and definitely a scholar. Here’s his Systeem story:

Posted on July 7, 2016 in Medical Technology

When we hit that good old “delete” key, what happens behind the scenes? Does the file evaporate? Do the 1’s and 0’s cease to exist? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

When you delete a file on a modern file system, the data on the disk is not actually deleted. Instead, only the named references to that file are deleted. So if one were to really want some data that had been deleted, one could recover the data with special software that inspects the disk itself for the written bits.

Posted on May 20, 2016 in Medical Technology

Interoperability is certainly a huge buzzword in our industry with larger organizations discussing how it affects them and the government discussing how they would like it to be. If you talk with one vendor and ask for a definition of interoperability, you’ll likely get what it means to them. However, we all have an idea about Health & Human Services’ (HHS) vision for interoperability. 

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Medical Technology

As reported at Healthcare info Security, another zero-day software exploit has been discovered in Adobe Flash that allows an attacker to remotely run code while logged in as the current user. Although this reported exploit centered on targets in South Korea, it can also be utilized on machines within the United States.

Posted on May 16, 2016 in About Systeem

We have the pleasure of working alongside Juanita Bell, one of the maintenance and monitoring engineers at Systeem Medical. Here’s a little background information about her and what drives her work at Systeem. 

When did you start at Systeem?
I started working at Systeem in January of 2016. Prior to becoming a Systeemer, I worked several years in the Middle East as a senior systems engineer for a large government contracting firm. Needless to say, this is a much more enjoyable atmosphere.

Posted on May 14, 2016 in About Systeem

What would you like to read more about in our blog or e-newsletter? What are the top IT issues you face in your practice -- the challenges and concerns that weigh on your mind?  Contact us, and we’ll do our best to cover your topic ideas in an upcoming post. At Systeem, your goals are our goals, and we only achieve success if you do. 

 

Posted on March 9, 2016 in Medical Technology

Last year we sent an email to our clients notifying them about the terrible possibility of their data being locked and encrypted by a nefarious tormentor whose goal was to extract as much money as possible from their victim. Sadly, this indeed happened recently to an unfortunate Hollywood Hospital. 

Posted on March 9, 2016 in Medical Technology

Another interesting story making headlines is the FBI’s push to have Apple create an unlock program for the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, causing a large ethical debate about the nature of privacy versus “warrant-proof spaces” as FBI Director James Comey has stated. 

 

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