Windows eXPired . . . It’s time to move on.
It has been over a year since Microsoft has officially supported or upgraded the Windows XP operating system. As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft stopped issuing security updates and giving technical support to its partners and customers. For many users that day went unnoticed, and XP machines continued to work the same way as always. When Microsoft announced this drop in support, the healthcare industry began buzzing about what it meant to us and its impact on health information, in particular to the HIPAA guidelines. The debate continues to this day. To my surprise, a quick check of our supported customer workstations found that over 20% are still running Windows XP.