By Shayne Bevilacqua | 06-24-2016

  Estimates suggest that nearly every American had their details stolen at least once in 2015, a grim statistic for IT breaches. Every industry seemed to be affected as well and it isn’t just large organizations. Reports show that 78% of all businesses experienced a data breach in the past two years. Effects of a […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 04-19-2016

The Practice Profitability Index Survey (PPI) is an annual survey that analyzes the operational and financial challenges for physician practices within the US. The third survey, taken in July/August 2015, asked 5,024 physicians to participate. Here is a summary of the findings of the report. Profitability Outlooks Are Flattening In previous years, the PPI has […]

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The world is becoming ever more digital. We are spending more time on social media, and this is leading to court cases as people disagree over its use. In recent years there have been numerous landmark social media lawsuits that have had a profound impact on how social media can be used within your business. […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 12-18-2015

Cyber attacks happen to businesses of all sizes. Small business owners often make the tragic mistake of not protecting their businesses against cyber attacks. While major corporations make headlines after a breach, both small and medium sized businesses are at risk as well. Hackers don’t discriminate between a business with one thousand employees and one […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 10-01-2015

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month Professional Liability Insurance Group cares about your security and we want you to know the following tips to help protect yourself:          Secure your personal information always          Shred sensitive papers          Make passwords strong and long          Don’t open any email where you do not recognize the […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 07-22-2015

In every workplace  — no matter the vocation — there exists a creative culture. Many business owners will default to the notion that their problem is finding good ideas, and not good people. There’s a bit of truth there: the idea is a keystone on which a successful plan is erected. But, just as a […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 03-14-2014

If you don’t know by now (and you should), cyber crime is real.       This past May, five Chinese officials were indicted by a grand jury here in the states for stealing data from major U.S. companies like Alcoa and U.S Steel among others. In June, a Chinese businessman was arrested for hacking into the […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 06-15-2014

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you have used YouTube at some point or another. And, if you have used YouTube, there is a possibility you have accessed one of the millions of instructional videos housed there that deviate from the norm (you know…cute cat videos, movie previews, music videos, etc.) Several […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 08-19-2014

According to a report released this week by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), almost 65,000 tax-exempt organizations owe close to $875 million in back taxes to the federal government. Underlying this gross negligence in tax abuse is the fact that the IRS has seen a reduction in key enforcement personnel: a slashing […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 06-20-2014

Remember when factory workers were more worried than, say, doctors that their jobs were at risk due to a robotic takeover? Those fears turned out to be somewhat warranted, yet the U.S. has managed to increase worker productivity by 3.7% per year for 60 years. In 2013, reporters from the Associated Press set out to […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 12-08-2014

In part one of this series examining the impact of robotics in the modernization of the workplace (read here), I spoke about what the future of medicine might start to look like in 20 to 30 years. In his forthcoming book Beyond the Professions, legal futurist and professor Richard Susskind expounds upon the notion that […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 09-08-2014

Life expectancy has been increasing for some time now, mostly due to the advances in the medical field that some of our greatest minds have conjured. As we progress in both our understanding of the human body and our mastery of technology, it’s only natural that we use our know-how to alleviate the medical conditions […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 10-08-2014

Social media is one of the internet’s most powerful tools; it can help you promote your business, create brand awareness, and converse with consumers, along with a whole host of other functions that can take your office and spread its footprint on a global scale. As more and more social media platforms spring up in […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua | 08-13-2014

The age of telemedicine is officially upon us as a handful of insurers are rolling out video conferencing programs to help patients see a doctor over the digital medium. Insurers like WellPoint and Aetna are offering 4 million and 8 million patients—respectively—the ability to partake in e-visits over the next year. Companies like American Well […]

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