On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its Windows XP operating system.
This means any device running the XP operating system will no longer receive security patches to protect the device from viruses, spyware and other malicious software; technical support from Microsoft or software and content updates.
It’s yet another project on CIOs’ already full plates, and for many, the upgrade and transition process has taken a backseat to meaningful use, ICD-10 and 2014’s other must-do projects. “In the past what would have been a dedicated six- or nine-month project for a technology officer, a straight blinders-on, take-care-of-this initiative, now it’s being done in the peripheral,” says Russ Branzell, CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. “It’s now, ‘Let’s get this done without screwing up any of the major initiatives.'”
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