Welcome to our
new QuickPractice Family Member Jack Paul Tupaz Brakemeier
Born January 5th 2005; weight 7pounds 9oz. we were blessed
to have this beautiful boy become part of our QuickPractice
family. We congratulate & pray for many blessings upon
him and his parents Brett and Suzette.
We also congratulate Phil & Karen, Gary and Cecelia on
their Expecting in June and August.
Jack Paul Tupaz Brakemeier
We also want to welcome our newest support technician Ronald
Dioquino. Ronald graduated from Queens College in 2003 with
his bachelors in CIS. We look foward to the support and enhancements
he will bring to our orginazation.
QuickPractice is now going to process
all your monthly billing at the first of each month. This
will include all your charges for support as well as QuickBilling,
including your charges for government and paper claims. If
you would like a copy of your invoice, we will email it to
you each month. Simply call 516-622-1992 to give accounting
your email address.
Email All Your
Quickpractice knows that keeping in
contact with your patients is crucial. In todays information
and technology age, people want to be informed ahead of time
with the ability to make educated decisions. Thats
why QuickPractice now allows you to send emails to all your
patients at once. For those utilizing this features of our
Professional Version, you can now click on your Entire Patient
Marketing in your Marketing menu. Simply click Send Email
and OK. QuickPractice will automatically start your email
program. Add your message, and then send to all your clients.
Please make sure you are connected to the internet before
using this feature.
QuickMenu's Added to QuickPractice
Now when you need some additional information regarding your
insurance claims, simply right click on the claim to view
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Computer Viruses Getting Worse-
Another Reason to use our Secure Quicksave Service
by Eric Maiwald, CISSP, Chief Technology
Officer, Fortrex Technologies, Inc.
Provider by HIPPAdvisory
QUESTION: Viruses seem to be getting more
dangerous in the last few months. Do you expect this trend
to continue and what can be done to reduce the impact on my
ANSWER: Your impression is absolutely correct
and yes, I would expect the trend to continue. But, before
I get too far into this answer, I would like to clear up a
bit of terminology. There are actually three types of programs
that we see causing problems:
• Viruses - a program that piggy backs on a legitimate
Examples are Melissa and Michelangelo.
• Worms - a program that executes on its own and uses
its own code to spread.Examples are Code Red and SaAdmind.
• Trojan Horses - a program that pretends to be something
it is not.
Examples are Anna Kournikova and ILOVEYOU.
Collectively these programs are called "malicious code."
We are also beginning to see programs that exhibit characteristics
of multiple categories. For example, Nimbda had characteristics
of both a worm and a Trojan horse in that it spread by attacking
web servers as well as by tricking users into opening an email
In the last few months we have seen these programs get more
sophisticated and much more dangerous. For example, the Code
Red worm damaged hundreds of thousands of systems in a very
short time. The two most interesting programs (as far as sophistication
and potential damage) are BadTrans, which captured keystrokes
on user computers, and Goner, which disabled anti-virus software.
Clearly, if we begin to see more programs like this, the potential
for damage (especially loss of time and resources) is very
How can you reduce the impact of these programs on your organization?
There are five primary tactics that together provide reasonable
protection for your organization:
Use anti-virus software and keep the signatures updated. Keep
in mind that signatures can come out very quickly in response
to a new virus or worm and thus you should check for updates
daily. Having the program automatically check for and then
push out these updates helps a lot.
Check incoming and outgoing emails for malicious programs.
There are a number of software packages that will check email
attachments for worms and viruses as the mail comes into or
goes out of the organization. These can prevent the initial
infection even if the users don't update their signatures.
Of course, this type of system does require the administrators
to keep the email checking programs up to date.
Teach your users about malicious programs. The most important
link in preventing viruses and Trojan horses is the user.
The user must understand what not to do. They should know
not to open attachments that they are not expecting.
Set up proper access control inbound and outbound through
your firewalls. If rules are properly configured on your firewall,
many worms can be prevented from spreading. For example, do
not allow your web server to open outbound connections. This
would prevent Code Red from spreading if your web server were
Patch your systems to prevent vulnerabilities from being exploited.
Some of the more recent worms are using new vulnerabilities
in servers to spread. Keep the systems patched and you will
reduce the likelihood that they will be successfully attacked.
QuickPractice is working hard to provide a complete
QuickBilling service which will greatly assist our clients
in getting thier claims paid. We are working hard in conjunction
with the clearinghouse to make claims processing faster, easier,
and more efficient so that you can get paid without major
delays. Look for more information in upcoming newsletters
as to the features and services that will be available to
help enhance your claims payment process.
If you have any comments or suggestions about
this newsletter feel free to contact us.