Microsoft is Ending Support for Windows 7. Is Your Rehab Ready?
The following editorial is sponsored content from ScottCare Cardiovascular Solutions.
Microsoft® has announced the decision to end support for Windows® 7 after January 14, 2020. This means that they will no longer provide updates or support options for that operating system.
What does this mean for your monitoring system?
After January 14, 2020, running Windows 7 computers may expose your facility to potential security, compliance and functionality risks. Since an unsupported Windows 7 system will not receive periodic security updates, an internet-connected computer may leave you susceptible to a violation of HIPAA/HITECH requirements. We encourage you to discuss with your facility’s biomedical, IT and other departments of the Windows 7 deadline.
What should you do?
If your system is running Windows 7 (or other previous version of Windows), now would be the time to check with your current cardiopulmonary monitoring system supplier to discuss their plan to upgrade you to Windows 10. If your current supplier does not have a satisfactory plan or cannot meet the January 14th deadline, we invite you to contact ScottCare for a demo of a Windows 10 based VersaCare system.
For specifics about the Window 7 deadline, visit Microsoft’s Tech Support page at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support