HIPPA – What Areas of Your Practice Are At RISK?

It is often said that when you take a big risk, there’s a chance for an even bigger reward. While this is certainly the case for most things, taking the risk of not complying with HIPAA is not one of them. When your practice is not HIPAA compliant, you’re leaving the troops vulnerable.
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By |October 8th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

If You Think You’re Not Breaching HIPAA? Think Again!

For those of us working in the health, dental or medical industry HIPAA violations are a pretty big deal. For practitioners and business associates alike, a HIPAA violation affects the very core of our businesses, our finances as well as our reputations. Violators can face non-compliance penalties costing up to $1.5 million per HIPAA […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

What Are Your Strengths And Weaknesses With Your Technology?

When it comes to technology for our businesses, most of us don’t think entirely too much about it. And for good reason, you’ve hired an IT provider to focus on your technology for you so that you can spend your time on other things. At least, that’s what you pay them to do.

But is […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

The Future of Business is Looking Mighty Foggy!

Technology has changed over the years. Think about it. We went from the Ford Model T to the Tesla Roadster, the rotary dial telephone to the iPhone and the IBM 702 to the Lenovo Yoga. It’s apparent that over time, we have surely modernized as a society and developed new technologies to make our […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

“Hello, this is David from Microsoft:” How to Avoid Tech Support Phone Scams

Recently the Pact-One team has received a couple of calls from our clients about representatives claiming to be from Microsoft and needing to remote in to their systems because they have detected problems. Our clients who received this call, directed the so-called reps to us and when asked for a name and number, the […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off


While HIPAA was enacted in 1996, significant changes have occurred in recent years that place large financial risks on dental practices, physicians’ offices and all Covered Entities and their Business Associates.

Though the HIPAA Security Rule is focused on protecting electronic data, over 50% of the HIPAA regulations are Administrative Safeguards—policies, procedures, and training—with a […]

By |August 7th, 2014|News Alerts|Comments Off

Windows XP

On April 8, 2014, all support for Windows XP/Office 2003 was discontinued from Microsoft, leaving businesses who chose to run on these operating systems, vulnerable to security threats and data leaks. This is especially worrisome for dental and medical practices as well as businesses who must comply with HIPAA, FINRA, PCI-DSS, SOX, GLB and […]

By |August 7th, 2014|News Alerts|Comments Off

Server 2003

July 14th, 2015 marks the end of life date for all versions of Windows Server 2003.

This is a serious threat for all businesses, especially ones that house medical or financial information.  If your organization is subject to HIPAA, FINRA, PCI-DSS, SOX, GLB, SEC and many other rules and regulations, making the upgrade to […]

By |August 7th, 2014|News Alerts|Comments Off
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