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In This Issue:
  • Windows 2003 Server End of Life
  • Cybersecurity and HIPAA Threats: Free Lunch and Learn
  • Tier3MD CEO Named President of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
  • Super Bowl XLIX home: Fun facts about University of Phoenix Stadium
  • A Message from the CEO
  • Case Study: Woolfson Eye Institute
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Windows 2003 Server End of Life
Posted by Michael H Brown
 - National Director, Tier3MD

July 14, 2015 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Server 2003.
This doesn’t just mean that you will no longer be able to call for support. It means that they will no longer be providing critical security updates, which could compromise your ePHI. Hackers prey on Internet Explorer, and Microsoft operating systems. We can’t have a Windows 2003 server be an easy target in your office.

Start Planning

Don’t wait for the very last minute to come up with a solution for your Windows 2003 server. Contact your IT company today to start your migration planning. The won’t be as simple as last years Windows XP replacements. There is a lot of planning that goes into decommissioning a server. There could be compatibility issues, active directory issues, profile issues, etc. Migrating off of your 2003 server will take precise planning to avoid disruption.

Is It Time for the Cloud?

This may be a good time to decide if you want to move your critical applications to the cloud. In some cases, it makes sense, and it others, it may not. Consult with your IT company and see if the cloud is a good fit for you. Tier3MD has a private cloud to help ease this transition if it is beneficial to you.


Exposing your server to hackers, and not having support will create a HIPAA risk for you. You must protect your patient data. Having a system that will not be updated, and expose vulnerabilities will become a threat to your data. Critical security updates are necessary to protecting your systems.

The Expense

No one wants to incur extra expense in their business. Moving to the cloud may be a great way to save you money. If you still have Windows 2003 server, it is time to make a move anyway. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.

Tier3MD Can Help

Tier3MD is now scheduling practices to move their data off of the Windows 2003 servers. If you would like to make an appointment, please do so as soon as possible. The level of complexity will make it nearly impossible for us to accommodate some practices if they wait too long. Call today!

Cybersecurity and HIPAA Threats: Free Lunch and Learn
Posted by Michael H Brown
 - National Director, Tier3MD

There is more to HIPAA than putting together your policies and procedures. It is important to PROTECT your systems from hackers, threats and viruses. Exposure to these threats can cause serious HIPAA violations.

Sheryl Cherico, CEO of Tier3MD will lead the discussion on how you can protect your practice, and minimize risks that can cause harm to your systems.

Come to our lunch and learn and learn how you can protect your mission critical systems.


When: February 19, 2015
Where: Top of The Hill Restaurant
100 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Registration is required, seats are limited.
Click Here to Register.


Cyber Security HIPAA Threats – featuring Astinel Security and Forensics
When: February 25, 2015
Where: Tier3MD Atlanta Office
Click Here to Register.



Tier3MD CEO Named President of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund

Jan 05, 2015
Posted by Sheryl Cherico, CEO

Sheryl Cherico, the CEO of Tier3MD has been named President of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (www.gabcc.org). “This is quite an honor for me” says Cherico. “I have been on the Board for 3 years and am very proud of what the organization has been able to accomplish the last few years.”

GBCC is the voice to end breast cancer. Their mission is to educate, advocate and to find an end to breast cancer. They have worked tirelessly to eradicate breast cancer throughout its storied history. They have advocated in Georgia to ensure funds continue to be appropriated for breast cancer research and treatment, and they partner with other organizations to protect insurance provisions for breast cancer patients.

“This is personal for me” says Cherico. “Not only am I survivor myself, but I have lost people very close to me. I am honored to be able to serve on this Board, and do what I can to help eradicate breast cancer once in for all.”

For more information on the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition, go to www.gabcc.org.


Super Bowl XLIX home: Fun facts about University of Phoenix Stadium
Posted by Michael H Brown
 - National Director, Tier3MD

Arizona is beautiful this time of year.

However, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale -- home of Super Bowl XLIX -- is something that can be marveled at all year round. When the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots step inside its doors, they will find an amazing facility that can cater to their every need.

FOXSports.com has put together some fun facts about the stadium and its unique features.


Message from CEO

Are You Meeting Your New Year's IT Resolutions?

Posted by Sheryl Cherico, CEO

Happy New Year…20+ days ago. Are you sticking to your resolutions? Are you dieting? Exercising? Did you stop smoking? How about your IT resolutions? Let’s not take our IT for granted. Some great resolutions for the new year are:

  • Lower your costs
  • Thin out your infrastructure
  • Outsource your IT
  • Upgrade your equipment
  • Expand your office
  • New Phone system

and much more...

Sheryl J. Cherico,
CEO/COO, Co-Founder

Sheryl is the CEO of Tier3MD and one of the leading Healthcare IT Consultants in the country.

Case Study: Woolfson Eye Institute

Click here to read about how Tier3MD helped the staff at the Woolfson Eye Institute.


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