January/February 2021

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WOA Board

Jonathan Hartley- President
Jeremy Nett-President Elect
Sam Hoffman-Treasurer
Jaime Hazen- Secretary
Jeff Wilson-Director
Jessica Albers- Director
Chris Jons- Past President

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! 

Back, Teresa 01-01
Jenkins, Seth 01-05
Whitman, Jason 01-10
Treat, Kirby 01-21

Katschke, Joseph 02-10
Bilyeu, Brandi 02-16
Hazen, Jaime 02-27
Eldred, Keith 02-28

If you don't see your birthday listed please update your profile on the website!

WOA 2021 Winter Conference

Thank you for all who attended the recent Winter Conference!  We had a great weekend with some excellent education!

Congratulations to Dr. Dana Day- 2020 WOA OD of the Year!
Thank you to Dr. Chris Jons for your outstanding service as the WOA President in 2020!

Welcome Dr. Jessica Albers to the WOA Board

At the recent General Membership Meeting, WOA Members approved the slate of officers and board directors for the 2021 WOA Board.  Welcome to Dr. Jessica Albers, Cheyenne Vision Clinic in Cheyenne, to the board as it's newest director.

 2021-2022 Officers

President: Jonathan Hartley, OD
President -Elect: Jeremy Nett, OD
Secretary:  Jaime Hazen, OD
Treasurer:  Sam Hoffman, OD
Past President: Chris Jons, OD
2019-2020 Directors

Jeff Wilson, OD
Jessica Albers,OD

Medicare Eye Q

Medicare Eye Q

Lana Jones, WOA Medicare Consultant
4th Quarter, 2020

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Staff Training: 5 Indicators of Phishing Emails

With the rise of web-based activity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has come a rise in malicious emails targeting healthcare organizations. Phishing emails are emails sent by hackers that impersonate a trusted entity such as a coworker, business, or government agency. These emails often prompt recipients to click on a malicious link, subsequently allowing hackers access to sensitive data. The best way to prevent a phishing attack is being able to recognize phishing emails.
Protect your practice by bringing these 5 phishing email indicators to your next staff meeting:
  • The sender’s email address contains typos or lacks a business domain. Before opening an email, recipients should hover over the email address to carefully check the email address.
  • Personal information such as login credentials is requested.
  • The email is poorly written.
  • Unsolicited attachments are included.
  • Links are included that redirect to an external website.
Even if your staff is on the lookout for phishing emails, accidents can still happen. Employing an effective HIPAA compliance program can help protect your practice from phishing attacks and other data breaches.
HIPAA Resources
As the endorsed solution of AOAExcel, Compliancy Group offers HIPAA compliance to WOA members. Expert Compliance CoachesTM guide members through implementing an effective HIPAA compliance program. Compliancy Group simplifies compliance, allowing doctors of optometry to focus on what they do best, treating patients. Connect with Compliancy Group to find out more about protecting your practice from phishing attacks and maintaining your practice's HIPAA Compliance.
WOA Newsletter - January/February 2021