As we release more of our medical tasks to artificial intelligence, we’ll see technology handle things way beyond what humans can do. Artificial intelligence is designed to handle repetitive tasks that can easily be identified using algorithms. Like diagnosing illnesses.
What if disaster struck today?
What if a tornado picks up your building and takes it away? Or your best employee resigns and walked out the door? Or a major medical issue will keep you out of the office for the next few months? Or a hacker breaks in and takes away all of your data?
There are a lot of things that can derail your business.
Facebook and security: these two words rarely show up in the same sentence together without loss and frustration being there too.
Through Facebook, the concept of “privacy” has changed in meaning. If you put your information in, assume it’s ready and waiting for the taking.
Two years ago, over 145 million Americans had their personal information hacked thanks to the Equifax breach.
Has anything changed?
A recently released report from the US General Accountability Office found that four of the biggest government organizations - the US Postal Service, the Social Security Office, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are still using “knowledge-based verification” authentication systems, even though they expose these agencies to widespread fraud.
Want to know which industry has the most potential for criminal activity? If you guessed healthcare, you’re correct.
A study by Ponemon showed that nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations had a data breach in the last two years. Roughly half of those had more than 5 data breaches during that time period.
Patch Tuesday (recently changed to Update Tuesday) is an unofficial term referencing Microsoft’s release of security patches for its operating systems and software products. It’s occurred the second Tuesday of every month since late 2003.
Of course, Microsoft doesn’t own the market on security issues; every system, every piece of software, every program is at risk.
Want to make sure your IT department runs smoothly? Maybe it’s time to hire someone new.
Or is that the best use of your time and money?
According to an article in Forbes, the cost of onboarding a new employee can run about $240,000. The US Department of Labor states that the price of a bad hire will cost at least 30 percent of the employee’s first year earnings.
You can’t go a day without reading about a database that was hacked or a system that was broken into, releasing data into the great unknown. Falling victim to cybercrime is never on anyone’s to-do list. But when it happens to you, your practice and very livelihood are in jeopardy.
Have you ever typed up an email and sent it to the wrong person? We’ve all done it. But it can send your heart racing if the information is sent to someone that shouldn’t have access.
Or maybe you’ve clicked, copied, shared on your mobile device.
Smart technology. Artificial intelligence. Telemedicine. The changes in today’s healthcare are coming on strong.
But at the end of the day, you still only have 24 hours to deal with it all. And if you don’t want to work the full 24 hours every day, something has to give.