Turning Healthcare IT On Its Ear

With access to the cutting-edge technology and highly-skilled engineering personnel of the two organizations, Baystate Health and VertitechIT have announced the formation of a new company to meet the increasingly complex IT needs of medical practices, clinics, and healthcare social service organizations in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. BaytechIT is a first of its kind…

Falling Short: Predictive Analytics and Healthcare Security

VertitechIT Executive Project Officer and IT security/HIPAA compliance consultant Teresa Grogan says many healthcare institutions are employing a “set it and forget it” mentality when implementing predictive analytics technology to fight cyber threats. She says that practice is a shortcut that will come back to haunt them. In an interview with Healthcare Info Security, Terry…

Disaster Recovery as a Service: A New Niche in HealthcareIT

VertitechIT’s three-node, hyper-converged infrastructure design is being adopted nationwide and ensures 24/7 availability, reduces operating costs, and enables redirection of IT personnel and financial capital to other areas. In many ways, it turns disaster recovery into high availability. But that doesn’t mean you can abandon a DR solution altogether. Our partner US Signal has a…

Former CIGNA Health CIO Joins VertitechIT as Executive Project Officer

Terry Ramey to Lead Major Healthcare Consulting Engagements Nationwide HOLYOKE, MA January 16, 2018: A seasoned Chief Information Officer (CIO) for some of the world’s largest healthcare payor organizations, Terry Ramey has joined Holyoke, Massachusetts-based healthcare consultancy VertitechIT as an Executive Project Officer (EPO).  Ramey will lead engagements with large healthcare systems as the company…

Pay Attention to Petya

The IT world is reeling again as the latest blast of ransomware is sweeping the globe. “Petya” or “NotPetya” (there’s some disagreement) appears to be similar to the “WannaCry” worm we dealt with a couple of months ago but this, it appears, is more aggressive. According to Forbes.com, government-run IT networks in the Ukraine (including radiation…

Some “WannaCry” Words from our CEO

On Friday May 12th a dangerous ransomware worm, nicknamed “WannaCry,” spread quickly through the Internet. It exploited a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and, despite the fact that Microsoft had issued patches to protect against it last March, many healthcare institutions, banks, government agencies, schools, and businesses around the world had unpatched systems that…