July 2018
The 5th Annual NY Metro ASC Symposium, co-hosted by PriorityOne Group, is still a few months away, but its limited space is filling up fast.

This seminar devoted to ambulatory surgery centers in the tri-state area takes place Nov. 2, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square.

Don't miss this great event! Check out the agenda here and then...
PriorityOne Group will be exhibiting at the upcoming Surgery Center Coalition's 6th Annual "A Day of Compliance for ASCs."

The meeting takes place Thursday, October 4, 2018, at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J.

Frequent cyberattacks are a grim reality in the the healthcare industry, which is particularly vulnerable to these attacks given the wealth of information found in medical records, including personal identifiers, insurance details and prescription numbers.

According to HIPAA Journal, June 2018 saw 33 separate breaches, exposing more than 356,000 patient healthcare records. Of those breaches, more than 80 percent involved hacking, IT infrastructure failure or unauthorized access.

Ransomware hit the medical-testing and blood diagnostics company LabCorp, one of the latest healthcare organization to be targeted by the malware.

Here are the big digital security dramas that have played out through June.

 "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
-- Bill Gates
For this month's trivia, we look back on a pivotal moment in cybersecurity history: the unleashing of the first computer virus!

Our two questions are as follows:

  1. What was the name of this virus?
  2. When was it written?