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Vendor Services - 05/13/2020

TMA membership provides you exclusive access to various vendor products and services; mention your membership to receive TMA-member rates and the very best service.


Microsoft Windows, Server Systems Vulnerable to Hackers, Feds Warn - 01/17/2020

Texas physicians should look out for a security weakness in Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016, and Server 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said this week.


Laptop Encryption Helps You Stay HIPAA Compliant - 12/19/2019

If you or your practice store financial or patient information on laptop computers, you could face hefty fines if those devices are lost or stolen. Thankfully, one important step toward protecting patient data, and yourself, is simple thanks to widely available encryption tools.


Looking to Implement Remote Patient Monitoring Technology In Your Practice? - 11/08/2019

How do you successfully implement remote patient monitoring technology in your practice? Answers to that question and many more can be found in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Digital Health Implementation Playbook.


Medical Devices Could Be Vulnerable to Hackers, FDA Warns - 10/02/2019

Certain medical devices and hospital communications networks could contain cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to take control of the device and change its function, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Tuesday.


Exclusive SmartScrubs Deals for TMA Members - 09/25/2019

Texas Medical Association-approved vendor, SmartScrubs, is offering physicians and your office staff 50% to 90% off retail prices.


Get $99 Website Design During July - 07/12/2019

How does your practice’s website look? Does it look great on any device, including mobile and tablets? If your website could use some help, Texas Medical Association-endorsed vendor Officite helps practices create a professional website that works on all devices.


Why You Need to Prepare for Voice Search - 05/31/2019

Voice search, such as through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple Siri, is becoming an essential part of modern life. In fact, 72% of voice device owners use it as part of their daily routine. Neglecting this growing technology could cause your practice to miss out on potential patients. But adapting a voice-first mindset could help you attract new patients and stay connected to current ones.


TMA Member Benefits: Future Proof - 12/04/2018

TMA Member Benefits: Future Proof In the past year, cyberattacks on healthcare facilities have increased by 35%. The cost of a breach can be huge: an average of $402 per compromised record, plus fines. TMA makes robust security for your practice easy through education and services designed to manage the worst technology risks.   Not a TMA member?  Here's what members are saying about the services that TMA provides:   By joining TMA, you have access to a variety of resources to help secure your practice online: Articles and Resources: Cyber Threat Invading Texas Puts Patient Records at Risk – TMA News Release, 2016 The Rise of Ransomware – Texas Medicine, 2016 Is a Ransomware attack at HIPAA Breach? – E-Tips, 2016 Getting Patient Data From Your EHR: What Does Your Contract Say? – Action, 2016 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Comparison Tool identifies the best EHR for your practice. TMA Endorsed Vendors : DocbookMD: is a HIPPA-secure messag...


Demand Lighting - 11/14/2018

Demand Lighting is a manufacturer-direct supplier of commercial LED lighting solutions.  


16 Ways to Stay Cyber Secure - 04/19/2018

More than four-fifths of physicians have experienced some sort of cyber attack in their practice, according to a survey published by the American Medical Association. Many attacks could have been avoided with internal controls and staff training.


Ransomware: Are Your Medical Records Safe From Attack? - 02/08/2018

Thousands of physicians lost access to patient records due to the Allscripts ransomware attack at the electronic health record (EHR) vendor’s Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., data centers Jan. 18. This is a good time to review and update contingency plans so your practice will be prepared if patient information is not available at the point of care.


Are Your Technology Contracts Favorable? - 11/01/2017

The Coker Group, the newest company to join TMA's prestigious list of group discount program vendors, is offering TMA members free technology contract reviews.


Medicaid Drug Red Tape Delays Patients’ Medicines - 07/22/2016

Red tape in the Medicaid prescription drug program hinders some low-income children and adult patients across Texas from timely getting necessary medications prescribed by their physicians, according to the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Texas Medicine magazine.


Take Stock of Equipment and Supply Costs - 06/23/2016

The cost of medical equipment and supplies is an operating expense that requires careful monitoring because overspending can add up quickly. Here are a few tips from TMA Practice Consulting.