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MTS has been serving the Valencia area since 2006, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Steps to Successful Business Continuity Planning

3 Steps to Successful Business Continuity Planning

By now, you’ve probably heard about the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning for small businesses. According to FEMA, more businesses have business continuity plans than ever before. With so many SMBs looking to secure their future, there are still a few aspects of business continuity planning that today’s business need to comprehend. After all, there is more to it than just data backup. Disaster recovery is something that needs to be planned, practiced and updated.

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Tip of the Week: Create Envelopes For Your Whole Contact List With Word

Tip of the Week: Create Envelopes For Your Whole Contact List With Word

Microsoft Office has many capabilities that aren’t fully utilized by the majority of their users. Mail merges in Word used to be a time consuming, frustrating process. With each new edition of Word, Microsoft has refined the process to make it a lot more user-friendly. Take the following steps to create a professional looking envelope for your business that easily adds a list of contacts from a CSV file, Outlook, and more.

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Med Tech Solutions Announces Acquisition of Constellation Inc.’s Health IT Business

Med Tech Solutions Announces Acquisition of Constellation Inc.’s Health IT Business

We are proud to announce that MTS has acquired the Minnesota based Health IT business unit of Constellation Inc., a move that will help MTS better serve our clients and promote continued growth. With an already established base of operations in St. Louis, we expect the acquisition will help us expand our presence in the Midwest and deepen MTS’ bench of health IT experts who specialize in NextGen and other clinical systems. Additionally, Constellation’s Health IT business unit and MTS share similar vision, values and strategy. We feel that it’s a good fit, and we’re excited for the opportunity.

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Have You Lost Control Of Your Network?

Have You Lost Control Of Your Network?

Certain tasks are essential to the health of your organization's network. For example, you need to make sure that you are engaging in regular network management activities. Do you know what this entails?

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Are You Prepared For Incoming Threats To Your Systems?

Are You Prepared For Incoming Threats To Your Systems?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a small practice, a large organization, or if you're in a rural town or a larger city. You still have to worry about the security of your data and the integrity of your infrastructure. Thankfully, there are services out there that allow even smaller operations to leverage powerful, enterprise-level tools for maximum network security. The most valuable of all is perhaps the Unified Threat Management (UTM) tool.

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What's It Mean When Online Traffic is Concentrated to a Handful of Apps?

What's It Mean When Online Traffic is Concentrated to a Handful of Apps?

The Internet is always changing, and anyone who has been using it for a while has experienced this change for themselves. While it might be strange to think about, the latest statistics have proven that the current changes to the Internet are some of the most significant--especially for businesses. “Online business as usual” will be significantly different moving forward.

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Surviving Ransomware – Know What to Do Before, During and After a Hack Attack

For more than a week in February 2016, normal operations at a Hollywood, California hospital came to a sudden and potentially dangerous stand-still. Hackers had successfully encrypted much of the hospital’s data, preventing hospital staff from accessing patient medical records.

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Why Healthcare Organizations Should Encrypt Everything

In 2016, HIMMS conducted a study that corroborated what those of us in healthcare IT know all too well: most healthcare organizations are ill-prepared to deal with or defend against a cyberattack. HIMMS found that most healthcare organizations fail to adopt even basic safeguards like anti-malware tools, firewalls and encryption. Of all industries, healthcare has the lowest rate of data encryption. According to the HIMSS study, only 31 percent of healthcare organizations report extensive use of encryption; 20 percent report no use of encryption at all.

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The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act: what's in the bill, how it differs from the House's healthcare plan

The United States Senate on June 22, 2017, unveiled a draft of its plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.” While similar to legislation passed by the House in May, this version of the Republicans’ healthcare legislation makes several significant alterations, including deeper cuts and structural changes to Medicaid.

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MTS Prepared to Assist Customers of Iasis Networks

We received word that Iasis Networks has notified its customers to migrate out of their data center within the next 30 days. 

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Concerned About the $155M Settlement eClinicalWorks Paid for Allegations of Performance Issues?

Last week, eClinicalWorks, a major vendor of electronic health record systems for physicians, agreed to pay the federal government $155 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit, which contends eCW’s systems did not help providers achieve objectives of the Meaningful Use program for EHRs and further that usability shortcomings put patient lives at risk.

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Understanding the House of Representatives’ Amended American Heath Care Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed amended legislation on May 4, 2017, to effectively repeal and replace the former Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) now goes to the U.S. Senate where it will likely undergo additional changes before it is sent to the President to be signed into law.

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Here’s Why Solid State Drives are Way Better Than Traditional Hard Disk Drives

Here’s Why Solid State Drives are Way Better Than Traditional Hard Disk Drives

Your organization has plenty of choices for data storage, but there are few options better suited for business environments than the solid state drive. Even though the hard disk drive is more common, the solid state drive offers many benefits that your organization cannot dismiss–certainly not if you want to seize all possible opportunities.

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Getting Greedy: Ransomware Hackers are Asking for Way More Money

Getting Greedy: Ransomware Hackers are Asking for Way More Money

If fiscal reasons have stopped you from securing your network against ransomware thus far, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Not only are attacks still becoming more and more prevalent, but the developers of ransomware have lowered the price of admission for aspiring cyber criminals. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep your organization protected against a ransomware attack.

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A Look at How Cloud Computing Professionals Can Help Your Business

A Look at How Cloud Computing Professionals Can Help Your Business

When you hear us speak the word “Cloud,” it’s not the fluffy white forms soaring overhead. Our "Cloud" refers to the computing systems that are delivered to you through an Internet connection. The popularity and demand for Cloud services has led both ordinary consumers and organizations alike to seek them out.

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MTS Recommends Installation of new NextGen UDS Reporting Console

NextGen has announced a new UDS Reporting Tool for the 2017 Reporting Season. The UDS Reporting Console will feature:

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The Top 3 Ways Cloud Computing Helps Businesses

The Top 3 Ways Cloud Computing Helps Businesses

Cloud computing is getting more and more attention, fulfilling so many needs and simplifying as many processes. If you’ve been on the fence about incorporating the Cloud into your IT infrastructure, we'd like to reinforce a few of the benefits to help you with your decision making.

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This World Backup Day, Stop Testing Your Luck and Back it Up!

This World Backup Day, Stop Testing Your Luck and Back it Up!

No one in a leadership role likes to think about it, but every organization needs to be prepared for the possibility of their data disappearing. Have you taken steps to ensure that should some disaster strike you will be prepared to dust yourself off and continue operations? Furthermore, are you sure that your preparations will be sufficient and your data will be preserved?

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Selecting a Cloud Service Provider Should Never Be a Hasty Choice

Selecting a Cloud Service Provider Should Never Be a Hasty Choice

Did you know that 43 percent of IT decision makers have plans to increase their Cloud investments throughout 2017? While we've seen a steady rise in Cloud adoption during the past decade–and this shows great promise for the future of Cloud computing–Cloud adoption is not something to dive into blindly.

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3 Compelling Ways that Managed IT Benefits Your Business

3 Compelling Ways that Managed IT Benefits Your Business

Healthcare organizations have plenty to worry about, and your technology doesn’t do you any favors. It’s difficult to oversee the responsibilities of managing technology like workstations, server units, and mobile devices, alongside the ordinary demands of your job. What many organizations don’t realize is they can improve and simplify operations by outsourcing the responsibility of technology management to IT professionals.

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