The Short Version:
I started Iron Comet Consulting, Inc. in 1999 as an IT support firm in Stockbridge, Georgia. It started out only as computer support for businesses but in 2007 I moved the company into healthcare IT by becoming a certified McKesson Medisoft software reseller, or VAR (Value Added Reseller). This led us to change our focus on helping healthcare practices with their IT needs. Because of HIPAA regulations, electronic medical records (EMR), medical practices have unique tech needs.
Working with practices on a daily basis showed me the need that physicians have with billing. In 2010, I opened a billing service to fill that need. It started out well and we made a big difference with several practices. However, in hindsight, I should have remembered what I was good at, was passionate about. After 5 years, I decided to close the billing company. It stole my focus from computers and helping practices use them efficiently.
After that billing setback, I shifted the company’s focus on computer security and compliance. This is what I love and do best. When a practice can see that being HIPAA compliant doesn’t have to be a headache or a wallet breaker, I know that we know we have made a positive impact.
IT services generally come in two forms: the break/fix model and managed services. What is the difference? With break/fix, when something breaks, you call the computer person and they fix it. This can be costly, both in terms of money, but also lost productivity. This is similar to going to the doctor after you are sick. With managed services, many problems are prevented so that your business doesn’t suffer downtime or disruption. This ensures a smoother operation for your business and keeps expenses lower.
Iron Comet migrated to become a full service managed services and security provider. We don’t work to get you back up and running after a crash, we prevent the crash from happening. In addition, with security being at the core of who we are, we ensure your business is kept out of the news as just the next data breach being reported.
My goal is to help, you, the practice, stay up and running with minimal downtime, keep your data safe and sound, all at a controlled cost.
We have been in business now for over 20 years. Want proof? Head over to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office and see when we went from the one-man show to a corporation.
Here are the situations that we can have a positive impact on:
· EMRs are frustrating and time-consuming
· Ransomware has taken over and the practice has no backups
· Concerns about how to be HIPAA compliant in the world we live in now where breaches are a daily occurrence
· Your network and computers are running slow and everything just takes too long to do
· Printers won’t print, wireless doesn’t work, scanners won’t scan
· You have no idea how to properly train your staff on HIPAA compliance or computer security
The learning never stops!
I have the following computer-related certifications:
PCI Counsel: PCI-P
CompTIA: CASP+, Pentest+, CySA+, Security+, A+
If you need help with your computers, cybersecurity, or compliance (HIPAA or PCI), I can help!
Give me a call today at 770-506-4383 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org