Recently, it was announced by 23andMe that their systems were compromised and millions of users had their data stolen by “hackers”. This data includes their names, addresses, billing information, genetic data, and data about their relatives and family tree. Truly, this is the purest form of identity theft as the literal genetic identities of users, and information about their family tree and ancestry were stolen...

Monday, 04 December 2023 22:30

Ransomware Attacks Surge By Over 73% In 2023

Recently, news broke of a ransomware attack crippling a hospital system in New Jersey; the attack was so bad that the facility had to divert patients to other facilities. Now, a hospital system in Tennessee is dealing with a ransomware attack that has taken 30 hospitals offline, again forcing patients to be diverted...

Recently, news broke that a major hospital chain based in New Jersey was hit by a cyber-attack. The attack was so bad that they had to divert patients to other hospitals, and all surgeries were stopped as they were unable to use their systems. This is very serious as the attack not only exposes their documents, records, and HIPAA data; these facilities are also at a standstill, unable to operate, losing tens of thousands of dollars an hour...

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 21:58

Wishing You a Great 2023 Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for making lasting memories with loved ones, enjoying a delectable Thanksgiving menu of roasted turkey with scrumptious sides, and expressing an abundance of gratitude for the blessings we've received throughout the year. Each year at Case Medical, we have a Thanksgiving feast...

Monday, 16 October 2023 21:09

CaseTrak360 Makes Passing Audits Easy

Recently, the FDA conducted a surprise audit of Case Medical. The FDA has the right to do this whenever they want, to any FDA regulated facility, and give no notice beforehand. While conducting the audit, the FDA may ask for any information that they want, from whatever date they want, and it is up to the organization being audited to produce that information to show they are in compliance with FDA regulations...

Wednesday, 20 September 2023 19:38

Applying CaseTrak360’s Concepts to Ourselves

CaseTrak360 is a highly advanced instrument tracking program. It provides real time updates on the status and disposition of sets and items, provides instructions on how to clean and assemble them, tracks everything with scannable barcodes, provides detailed reports, tracks equipment and maintenance, and more. Case Medical, at the time, was looking to upgrade its ERP system to something more advanced and modern for its manufacturing operations in Bloomfield, NJ...

Monday, 11 September 2023 19:06

Built In Quality Control, At No Extra Cost

Being able to track your sets and instruments is extremely important to having a smooth and efficient OR. The ability to see where your instruments are, at a button press, gives you a game-changing level of control over your SPD. However, simply knowing where something is in your facility misses a lot of other information that managers and administrators need to know...

There are several companies out there that make instrument tracking software, and they all have hefty price tags. Worst of all, the price you are quoted for the license to use the software doesn’t include all of the other charges you will face...

This week, it was revealed that Microsoft Teams had been compromised by hackers. The hackers used the chat function built into teams to phish for user data to gain access to the accounts. Once access was obtained, the hackers were able to access the target’s physical computer...

Almost all of the tracking systems currently on the market were designed and built in the mid-2000’s. In the 20 years since then, not much has happened in the way of improvements or updates. User interfaces still look like outdated versions of Excel, systems still rely on expensive and vulnerable local hardware, and the code that runs the software is a patchwork of quick fixes, outdated languages, and slow processes...

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