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September 9, 2016 First Friday of the Month Conference Call Recording Available

Posted: Friday September 09 2016 @ 2:10pm

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the Conference Call on 9/9/2016, you can listen to the recording here


Topics Included:

ICD-10 FY 2017 Changes


August 5, 2016 First Friday of the Month Conference Call Recording Available

Posted: Monday August 08 2016 @ 6:41am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the Conference Call on 7/1/2016, you can listen to the recording here


Topics Included:

Upcoming Focus Groups

Focus on security

https://www.bannerhealth.com/news/2016/08/banner-health-identifies-cyber-attack#Banner

CMS Warning MLN Matters Special Edition Article (SE1616)

Doing a formal Risk Analyses on your systems

Encrypted backup off-site and Disaster Recovery

Up-to-date Windows updates

Getting rid of Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003

Virus Scanner

Encrypted hard drive

Complex passwords that change from time to time

Auditing who has access logon your system

Firewalls

Training employees how to be more secure

Use email wisely

Safe shopping

Playing games

Plugging in USB devices found in the parking lot or home

Use different passwords on each site

Keep your passwords secret

Don't email Patient Data

Password protect your phone

Termination procedures

Business Associate Agreements

Questions and Answers

Final Comments


July 1, 2016 First Friday of the Month Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Thursday July 07 2016 @ 9:16am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the Conference Call on 7/1/2016, you can listen to the recording here




April 1, 2016 First Friday of the Month Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Friday April 01 2016 @ 9:45am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the Conference Call on 4/1/2016, you can listen to the recording here




Security Audit Stuff

Posted: Thursday March 31 2016 @ 8:28am

Category: Main

Genius Solutions products such as eTHOMAS, ehrTHOMAS and other PHI programs such as WritePad should be run on a secure network:

The operating system must require a login to only allow authorized users to access the \*THOMAS*\ shares. The file system should be encrypted.

That logon should be a specific person and set to access only what is appropriate. You must update the user's access upon termination. Passwords should be changed from time to time. Passwords should be complex. Passwords should not be saved for automatic logons.

Logoff upon time-out should be enabled. Computer screens should be shielded from unauthorized people.

The operating system and programs (including Adobe, Java, and virus scanners) should be up to date.

Users should be trained on proper use of PHI, Internet, and THOMAS.

Backup must be completed at least daily and report failures and success to appropriate monitoring administrators. It should contain multiple "generations" of backup. Backups should be encrypted. Copies of encryption keys should be securely stored. A copy should be kept off-site. It should be complete and designed to withstand "ransomeware" malware. At least annually it should be tested on a separate computer system to simulate a disaster and verity it is complete. CrashPlanPro (or other similar service) along with an external encrypted drive is recommended.

The network and Internet should be firewall protected. VPN for remote connections is recommended.

Computers should be examined for maintenance by a qualified professional from time to time. At least annually is suggested.

You are responsible for your security, configuration, and use of the software, not Genius Solutions, even if subscribed to SoftCare Support, installed, worked on, or purchased from Genius.

Only Authorized Callers should contact Genius Solutions. All Authorized Callers should be trained by Genius Solutions on the use of THOMAS software. Authorized Callers and office email address on file at Genius should be kept up-to-date. One primary point of contact person should be the one contacting Genius and facilitating with the users.

Third-party program companies such as WritePad should be consulted for proper use of their software and PHI concerns.


Firewall Configuration and Ports for THOMAS external communications:

BCBSM EDI Client Outbound for electronic claims uses SFTP protocol over port 22 to IP 167.242.55.40. Note: although BCBSM has never changed their IP, we offer a dns name of bcbsmsftp.geniussolutions.com that we point to their IP in case it ever changes. BCBSM does not respond to pings.

Single-Click VNC Outbound encrypted VNC over ports 6030 through 6250 to cable1.geniussolutions.com and t1.geniussolutions.com

RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol) (optional) Inbound to your network from cable1.geniussolutions.com and t1.geniussolutions.com

eTHOMAS and ehrTHOMAS AutoUpdate. Our internal update server is http://msg1.geniussolutions.com/GSUpdate Port80. Our external update server is http://geniussolutions.net/GSUpdate Port80. When the client is getting an update, they will start with our internal server first then out to the external server to download files. Autoupdate contains program changes and updates, no patient data is transferred. Some proxy servers can interfere with the authentication process causing 401 errors.

ehrTHOMAS SQL Server Internal workstations and terminal servers need to access the ehrTHOMAS server's filesystem and SQL server. The default SQL Server port is 1433, and client ports are assigned a random value between 1024 and 5000. We would not expect this open over the public Internet.

ADAMS3 Appointment Reminders (new version) outbound to t1.geniussolutions.com on port 2223 using SFTP protocol

WWW.AGENIUS.COM has a https secure upload page. It uses a self-signed certificate, but the data upload is https secured.

Electronic Statements http://msg1.geniussolutions.com port 80 Files are encrypted before uploading

ehrTHOMAS (optional) Microsoft Health Vault https://gsas.geniussolutions.com port 443

ehrTHOMAS Lab (optional) https://gsas.geniussolutions.com port 443


December 4th, 2015 First Friday of the Month Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Tuesday December 29 2015 @ 9:47am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the Conference Call on 12/4/2015, you can listen to the recording here




Microsoft Antivirus breaking eTHOMAS fix

Posted: Wednesday November 25 2015 @ 9:30am

Category: Main

Starting 11/24/2015 Microsoft Antivirus programs such as Defender, Security Essentials, and Endpoint are marking one of the eTHOMAS programs as a Malware Trojan Virus and deleting it.

Try following these instructions to fix the issue of not being able to get into eTHOMAS.


October 6th, 2015 Special Tuesday after ICD-10 Conference Call Recordings Available

Posted: Tuesday October 06 2015 @ 9:19am

Category: Main

For those of you that did not make the Conference Call on 10/6/2015, you can listen to the recording here




Chiropractic ICD-10 Diagnosis: CMS Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD): Chiropractic Services (L34585)

Posted: Tuesday October 06 2015 @ 9:13am

Category: Main

CMS Mediare has published instructions to Chiropractors for 10/1/2015 including ICD-10 Diagnoisis in their LCD. Please note, you need to click the ACCEPT button on the bottom to accept the terms of use.


Genius Solutions hosting ICD-10 Conference Calls 10/6/2015 and 10/9/2015

Posted: Wednesday September 30 2015 @ 9:13am

Category: Main

Genius Solutions is planning special conference calls after the October 1st ICD-10 deadline to address up-to-the minute news, tips, and resolutions to any ICD-10 issues that our clients are experiencing after the October 1st deadline.

There are two dates scheduled, Tuesday 10/6/2015 and Friday 10/9/2015. Both calls will be at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Both calls are expected to be mostly the same, but emphasis on Tuesday is identifying what problems people are having and how to fix them, while emphasis on Friday is identifying if any updates were made to eTHOMAS because of October 1st issues and when we expect them to be available or how to get them.

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A few minutes before 10:00 on Tuesday 10/6/2015 or Thursday 10/9/2015 you may call the FreeConference main number at 1-712-432-3100 and use Conference Code: 478288. Please note, it sometimes takes up to a minute to ring through and get prompted for the conference number.

If at the time of the Conference Call you can't possibly get in on the main number, then you should check this page to see if we have an alternate number.

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We plan to also host a "Webinar" at the same time, so if you have high speed Internet you may also be able to watch Genius' computer screen while you listen to the phone call.

To join the webinar you will need to register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1168448077852695553 as soon as possible for the Tuesday 10/6/2015 session, and https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6266948367036077825 for the Friday session on 10/9/2015

After you register, a link will be emailed to you. This link is used to join the webinar at 10:00 a.m. We recommend trying to join the webinar about 10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled.

The webinar does not play the audio, you still need to dial into the conference call phone number from your phone.

Even if you do not have high speed internet, or can't get the webinar to work on your computer, you can still hear the audio portion with the Dial-In Conference Number, just as all the previous conference calls have worked.

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As usual, we will try to record the conference for those who can not attend in person and make it available on this News Page a couple of days later.



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