Fake anti-virus imitates Microsoft update, warns Sophos

Sophos is warning Windows users about the latest fake anti-virus attack, which tricks users into installing malicious software that poses as a Microsoft security update. Affected users will see an almost exact replica of the real Microsoft Update page; the only difference being that the bogus page appears while surfing with Firefox, whereas the genuine Microsoft Update site requires Internet …

Resolution Health Claims

“Dear Switch provider, We have been addressing the last of the data transfer issues. Please be advised that any outstanding claims will be resolved in the cheque run on 1 April 2011 and payment will take place on 4 April 2011. In addition please take note that should you have received the realtime response from Switch, the Resolution Health remittance …

20 Claims Medical Aids will not pay for!

It is a truly fortunate patient whose medical scheme covers just about anything. Thank your lucky stars if you come across one. There are certain things that any scheme is unlikely to foot the bill for. Legally, they don’t have to, and in order to remain solvent, most schemes need to draw the line somewhere. Although some things on the …

Bonitas placed under curatorship

Bonitas, the country’s second-largest open medical scheme, has been placed under curatorship, ending a two year battle between the scheme and the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), the regulator said on Wednesday. The High Court in Johannesburg appointed Joseph Maluleke as the curator on 27 May, and ordered that the scheme have a new board of trustees in place within …

Getting the most out of your practice management software

Doctors everywhere are looking to upgrade IT in their practices. This improves the efficiency of their admin staff by allow more activities to be automated this reducing manual labour. Technology is a big part of becoming efficient and moving towards a smoother running practice. The health care industry already knows firsthand about technology. Technology has greatly improved how patients are …