Using Email to Communicate with Patients

Posted by Mark Dineen on January 23rd, 2012

For most professionals, the use of email for everyday business or personal communication has become standard.  Email is quick, simple and efficient.  However the use of email has yet to transcend into the healthcare profession.  Rarely do healthcare providers- like hospitals, clinics or family physicians- use email to relay messages or information to their patients.  […]

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Dalhousie University moves to the Cloud

Posted by Tony Abou-Assaleh on January 21st, 2012

This week Dalhousie University announced that they were following in the trend and moving their email services to the cloud.  The decision came after years of debate regarding the pros and cons associated with the move.  On the one hand, moving to the cloud means tremendous cost saving measures for the university of about $2 […]

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Healthcare providers face high risks and high penalties in data breaches

Posted by Mark Dineen on January 19th, 2012

Praxis Care Limited, a leading group providing care and support to children and adults facing mental illness in the UK, has been penalized by the The Information Commissioner’s Office (the UK body regulating the protection of information and privacy of electronic communications) after it was revealed that an unencrypted memory stick was lost.  The stick […]

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Tips for Sending your Tax Information Online

Posted by Mark Dineen on January 16th, 2012

Thinking of saving yourself the trip into your tax professional and submitting your information online instead? Good idea – using online tools to gather, organize and submit your personal financial information can greatly improve the efficiency and accuracy of filing your taxes, however using these tools means taking the proper measures to ensure the security […]

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