Orthopedics This Week | February 14, 2017 - Page 7
ORTHOPEDICS THIS WEEK VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 5 | FEBRUARY 14 , 2017 7
ment of 26 % to 44 % for healthcare in the past two years .
It ’ s unsurprising that Peachtree hasn ’ t publicly stated their strategy for handling TDO . However , a Peachtree statement notes they are “ working closely with outside experts as part of an ongoing review of ( our ) security measures .”
How Can Healthcare Sites Stay Safe ?
There ’ s no absolute guarantee that any digital records will remain protected . After all , hackers got into the Department of Justice portal and downloaded 200GB of data earlier in 2016 . Thousands of government employees and FBI agents had their records stolen . However , numerous analyses over major breaches like Heartbleed bug have shown that the clear majority of
websites could benefit from a serious security overhaul .
Following security best practices , autodownloading updates and patches , and keeping up with the latest security technology is the trifecta of keeping websites and online data safe . Online security is like antibiotics : The stronger an antibiotic is , the stronger the next virus strain will be . Both web security and hackers will adapt to the latest challenges .
Best practices for website security include multi-factor authentication ( i . e ., using more than just one way to authenticate entry , such as multiple passwords ), ensuring passwords are complex and changed at least once per month , and never logging into sensitive websites away from established home or work networks . Advanced authentication , such as eye vein and fingerprint scans , are also becoming popular , although there are concerns of security with these authentication approaches as well .
From configured firewalls to the latest anti-malware and anti-virus software , there are numerous avenues for increasing the security of a site . Unfortunately , most website developers , managers , and owners don ’ t keep pace with best practices or the latest technology .
For now , TDO appears to be waiting for Peachtree ’ s next move . TDO ’ s self-chosen moniker is a nod to a powerful alien in the Marvel universe . Part of an ancient race of world dominators , the fictional Dark Overlord seeks revenge while waiting for the perfect time to reclaim domination . With Peachtree as a pawn , TDO exemplifies another occasion of life imitating art . ♦
* Duhon , B * et al ., Triangular Titanium Implants for Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion : 2-Year Follow-Up from a Prospective Multicenter Trial . Int J Spine Surg . 2016 ; 10 : Article 13 . Paid consultant of and conducts clinical research for SI-BONE Inc . Research was funded by SI-BONE , Inc . A list of additional published studies is available at www . si-bone . com / results
The iFuse Implant System ® is intended for sacroiliac fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct result of sacroiliac joint disruption and degenerative sacroiliitis . This includes conditions whose symptoms began during pregnancy or in the peripartum period and have persisted postpartum for more than 6 months . Clinical studies have demonstrated that treatment with the iFuse Implant System improved pain , patient function , and quality of life . There are potential risks associated with the iFuse Implant System . It may not be appropriate for all patients and all patients may not benefit . For information about the risks , visit www . si-bone . com / risks