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Mobile Attack

Organizations Need to Secure NOW

In the ever-changing mobile environment across regulated industries it is paramount that security solutions not only work to ensure that they meet industry standards but go one step further. They must ensure that all aspects of their solution keep customer data safe.

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Vaporstream Secure Text Messaging enhanced health care communications that are empowering patients in the digital age.

Enhanced Care Communications: Empowering Patients in the Digital Age

In today’s digital age, patients and their families want to have greater engagement with their care providers in a way that better closes the communication gap. When individuals are dealing with health care needs that are communicated through various channels, there are often large gaps between healthcare professionals, patients and their families. A gap in communication can not only harm the health and care services of the patient, but can also result in stress and frustration for their family and care providers.

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Under the new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services HHS providers must develop an emergency preparedness plan.

HHS Gets Serious About Healthcare Emergency Preparedness & Communications

If you are a healthcare provider or supplier that engages with Medicare and Medicaid programs, it’s urgent that you understand and comply with new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) healthcare emergency preparedness regulations (“EP Regulations”) to protect your access to Medicare and Medicaid programs. Under the new rules issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services providers must comply by November 15, 2017. That is this calendar year folks.  Are you ready?

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Learn about Care Coordination and the need that homecare agencies have for secure, real-time and asynchronous communication when caring for patients.

Streamlining Care Coordination for the Home

Vaporstream® Secure Messaging is a game changer for care teams and their patients who rely on in-home care. While many have tried to rely on secure emails and portals for communication, most are finding that text messaging better allows users to avoid long delays between responses.

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A new Cybersecurity regulation risk assessment for financial services is text messaging.

New Cybersecurity Regulation Risk Assessment for Financial Services: Text Messaging

In March 2017 the nation’s first cybersecurity regulation became law imposing strict cybersecurity measures on financial institutions operating in New York. The new rules specify everything from naming a Chief Information Security Officer, to risk assessments, event notification, encryption, penetration and vulnerability testing, training and monitoring and audit logs.

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Bridging the gap in your circle of care through streamlining communication with Vaporstream text messaging.

Bridging the Gap in Your Circle of Care

More and more healthcare organizations are turning to tools, such as Vaporstream’s Secure Messaging platform, to communicate efficiently and effectively when a patient relies on homecare.

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Gartner, Inc. has released its annual its Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, recognizing Vaporsteam for our impactful advancements within healthcare industry and new security approaches to protect the data.

Vaporstream Continues to Innovate for Healthcare Providers

Gartner, Inc. has mentioned us this year in the “Where Are They Now” section of its annual its Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, recognizing vendors for identifying innovative, impactful advancements within healthcare as well as big data processing and new security approaches to protect the data.

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HIPAA compliant text collaboration within the healthcare industry for secure text communications.

Improving Healthcare Communications on the Go

Communication and effective collaboration within the healthcare industry is not always as easy as it should be. Care teams – from doctors and nurses to the patients and their caregivers – need the ability to communicate efficiently, effectively, privately and securely to ensure the highest level of service. Unfortunately, this is an ongoing challenge, particularly when it comes to long term and home based healthcare.

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Secure Messaging ban why the joint commission got it wrong

Secure messaging ban: Why The Joint Commission got it wrong

In its latest update, The Joint Commission banned the use of secure text messaging for patient care orders due to concerns over privacy and security. The decision was a curious one, since it came just a few months after announcing an end to the very same ban. Though its concerns are certainly warranted, as healthcare is the most targeted sector for cyber-attacks, The Joint Commission’s latest assertions against secure text orders are, quick frankly, unsubstantiated. In fact, modern secure messaging platforms not only address the issues raised by The Joint Commission, but can also serve to improve a hospital’s security, efficiency and compliance.

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Six Cyber Security Steps to Protect Yourself Against Cyber-Crime, from random terrorist attacks to unprecedented economic and geopolitical events.

Six Steps to Protect Yourself Against Cyber-Crime

There is only one thing certain in today’s world, and that’s uncertainty. It was certainly driven home by the election results, where everyone was certain of the outcome, until they were not. It is disconcerting to live in this environment. From random terrorist attacks to unprecedented economic and geopolitical events, we need to almost block out the news cycle. In order to survive in this environment, it is important to make a list of things that are in your control and those that are not.

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5 Lessons for Secure Business Communications in 2017. Learn how to maintain secure business communications and protect your sensitive information.

5 Lessons for Secure Business Communications in 2017

On December 10, 2016, Two articles in the business section of the Wall Street Journal caught my eye. The first article concerned well known Facebook in an article named “Facebook Investors Press Suit On Shares”. It is of particular interest, in that it suggests that “Facebook Inc’s move to change its capital structure was tainted by secret text messages and meddling from financial advisers that pointed to a process rife with conflict of interest…”.

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Facing critical risks and threats to compliance and risks businesses face today with communication.

Facing Critical Risks and Threats to Compliance

One of the greatest compliance risks businesses face today is the wild field of communication. Communication is still taking place with old technology, like email. We saw from this year’s election how easy it is to hack email and leak it, especially when the email is not under your control anymore.

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Understanding HIPPA Compliance and if your patient data is at risk

Is Your Patient Data at Risk?

Don’t be fooled into complacency!
You and your patients are probably more familiar with security risks, the costs and hassles associated with inadequate data protection than you realize.

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Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine recognizes Vaporstream Secure messaging as compliant healthcare text messaging with confidence.

Compliant Healthcare Texting

The healthcare industry, by nature, demands a high level of privacy and compliance, but it also demands quick communication between care providers to ensure best-in-class patient care. Therefore, many healthcare providers are turning to mobile devices to enable faster, more efficient communications. “Today, short mobile communication methods like text is getting immediate response and better read rates, facilitating a new way of doing business,” said Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream. But what happens to information and images that are texted and left on these personal devices? How do you maintain privacy, security or compliance?

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Vaporstream Secure Messaging SMS for Healthcare ensures security and does not jeopardize HIPAA compliance.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Smart phones by far are the most used device across industries and households to date, providing efficiency in the way we collaborate and get things done. Particularly in the healthcare industry, the use of smart devices by care giving teams has grown significantly.

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The simple truth is that security and usability must walk hand-in-hand for anyone choosing a secure IT solution.

Balancing Security and Usability in a BYOD World

“How much security do you want with your software?” It’s a legitimate question that gets surprising answers. Often, the initial answer is “as much as I can have,” “the more the better” or “all of it!” But once people stop to think, they often come up with quite different answers.

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Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle The month of May marked a huge step forward for enhancing patient care communications. The Joint Commission, which accredits healthcare organizations, reversed its long ban on physicians and other clinicians from using text messaging to place orders related to patient care. This announcement was made in the May edition of Perspectives, the

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Vaporstream and IBM MaaS360 to integrate solutions for enterprise mobility management to deliver ephemeral messaging.

IBM MobileFirst Protect Teams Up with Vaporstream to Deliver Ephemeral Messaging

Author–Mike Koclanes Over 350 Billion text messages are sent each month, many of which contain sensitive personal and corporate information. Secure, encrypted messaging options are the best way to ensure security and compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, FINRA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.  IBM MobileFirst Protect formally known as MaaS360 has come together with Vaporstream® to address

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Businesses benefit from BYOD programs shifting costs to the user - including costs for the hardware, taxes, voice and/or data services, and other associated expenses.

Ephemeral Messaging Protects Privacy in a BYOD Environment

By Mike Koclanes The days of working at a company and receiving a new cell phone on your first day have started to fade away.  Market researcher Gartner Inc. predicts that almost four in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on a policy of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) — meaning they will no longer provide

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Last weeks AIIM First in Flight North Carolina Chapter kicked off two key events that brought together members focused on raising money for charities and on the topic of information governance (IG).

AIIM First in Flight Chapter Meeting – First Class Forum

By Karen Tremblay Last week the AIIM First in Flight North Carolina Chapter kicked off two key events that brought together members focused on raising money for two great charities and focusing on the topic of information governance (IG). The chapter meeting included two events, First in Flight Chapter Annual Charity Golf Tournament and InfoWorld

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Three Key Points from the ARMA Live Conference 2015 on information governance and legal communications.

Three Key Points from the ARMA Live Conference 2015

By Avi Elkoni Last week I attended the ARMA Live Conference in Washington, DC. Despite being the 60th annual ARMA conference, both ARMA and the event remain highly relevant and very well-attended, offering great content not only for Records and Information Management (RIM) practitioners but also for technologists in the field, such as myself. Here

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Every year experts in the area of IG get together to present at one of the most important professional events the ARMA live in October. 

Vaporstream® Industry Experts Are On the Road to ARMA Live 2015

By Kathleen Shepherd Strong Information Governance (IG) practices can help your organization become more competitive and compliant.Every year experts in the area of IG get together to present at one of the most important professional events in October.  ARMA Live 2015 is held from October 5-7 in Washington, DC. and offers an impressive agenda of

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Security, privacy, and confidentiality when controlling your content in a less then perfect world.

Controlling Your Content in a Less Than Private World

By Galina Datskovsky Welcome to the first of what we intend to make a series of exciting and provocative discussions regarding security, privacy, confidentiality, and compliance. We take these issues very seriously and want to share our vision with you. At Vaporstream® we all believe: 1. That YOU should be in control of every conversation

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