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Let's Talk about PHI
In my practice of protecting Dental Practices and Dentists, I see a HUGE lack of understanding around the area of PHI (Protected Health Information)! And that is a BIG problem, since that is what HIPAA is really all about. In a previous post () we briefly toured the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This time...Read More
Posted 3/20/2017 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 107
HIPAA Audits:  BRING IT! Successful Actions Every Dental Office Needs to Take  To Be in Control of their HIPAA Compliance
With the new wave of , (that began in November 2016 and are still running strong in 2017), most dental offices don’t know where to start to streamline their efforts. Turning the other cheek to this big, bold requirement won’t make it go away. And burying your head-in-the-sand will only...Read More
Posted 11/22/2016 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 64
GET "HIP" WITH HIPAA: Check Out this HIPAA Checklist of Requirements
As HIPAA Requirements evolve---It can seem impossible to keep up on the changes and updates. So many Townies are reaching out requesting a simplified checklist that can streamline efforts to set-up protocols properly within the dental office--to the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule Standards. HIPAA...Read More
Posted 9/8/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1887
Cloud-based Software & HIPAA Compliance
As much as our office enjoys using technology for its ease and efficiency, we're aware that not all technology is HIPAA compliant. We've found QuickBooks Online to be the most effective accounting software for dental practices, and Intuit (the makers of QuickBooks) confirms that their cloud-based...Read More
Posted 5/17/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 35
Healthcare IT Security Legislation Changes
Information security has been among the most widely discussed topics in the health care sector for the past several years running, as regulators in Washington and advocacy group officials work to tighten up best practices, standards and compliance requirements. Data breaches have been...Read More
Posted 5/12/2016 by OpenADentalOffice in How To Open A Dental Office   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 154
Hear the New Compliance Trends – OSHA & HIPAA expert advice for private practice owners
Hear the New Compliance Trends – OSHA & HIPAA expe What parts of OSHA and HIPAA actually matter to private practice owners? There are key portions of compliance you must be aware of in today’s...Read More
Posted 5/10/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
Is Dental Healthcare Prepared for More Mobile IT?
One of the more prominent threats to IT security throughout the past five years has been mobility, as smartphones, tablets, portable computers and the software they run remain common sources of breach and information loss. In healthcare, lost or stolen devices, as well as misuse of those gadgets...Read More
Posted 4/20/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 41
When Will the Breach Threat Subside?
In the past several years, the cybersecurity arena has been moving in the wrong direction, to say the least, and it does not really seem as though the story will change any time soon. Healthcare providers, retailers, payment processors, banks and government agencies have been frequently targeted by...Read More
Posted 4/4/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 58
IT Security, Compliance Become a Difficult Balancing Act
Organizations in health care and virtually every sector have been challenged significantly of late when it comes to protecting information from breach, exposure, theft and loss, as so many threats have emerged in such a small period of time. The cost of experiencing a major data breach is going up...Read More
Posted 3/11/2016 by saibb in The Passionate Dentist   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 74
048: Dr. B Interviews Dr. Lorne Lavine, The Digital Dentist
The Real Episode 48 - Dr. Lorne Lavine, The Digital Dentist Tune in every week for more episodes. Visit.com Dr. Lorne Lavine, a former periodontist, is known as the leading authority on technology in the...Read More
Posted 2/28/2016 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 39
Protected Health Information - Striking Fear When it comes to being Compromised
by Jay Hodes, President, Colington Consulting - HIPAA Compliance Experts I am not sure if those tasked with securing protected health information lose sleep every night worrying if they did enough to safeguard the data their organizations maintain. If they are losing sleep, though, that may be a...Read More
Posted 2/23/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 53
The Immense Challenges of IT Management in Health Care
The health care sector has been under constant pressure to shore up its cybersecurity defenses in the past few years, as data breaches continue to plague the sector in the United States and abroad. At the same time, though, legislation has actively pushed medical firms to more aggressively adopt...Read More
Posted 2/16/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 34
Healthcare's Next Step with Secure Cloud Demands
Cloud computing has remained one of the most important trends to ever have surfaced in corporate IT, as it quickly overhauled the ways in which organizations provision, use, maintain and optimize their technological assets. Although cloud markets were first very heavy on software, the industry has...Read More
Posted 2/16/2016 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 84
Pregnancy and Employment in the Dental Practice
Due to the vast number of female employees in the dental field, the issue of employee pregnancy arises frequently. Many dentists fail to abide by federal law in their dealings with pregnant employees because they simply aren't familiar with the legislation protecting the pregnant employee: the...Read More
Posted 2/9/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 62
As Mobility Spreads, Healthcare IT Security Must Be Enhanced
The healthcare industry has become a bit more mobile-centric in the past few years, driven by the need for agile, always-on operations that fit the preferences of both employees and clientele. When watching trends in the IT manufacturing sector, it has become clear that personal computers are...Read More
Posted 2/8/2016 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 115
What Every Dentist Should Know  About the Termination of Employees
Many dentists do more than practice dentistry: they own, run, and manage a business.Unfortunately, employee termination is often a necessary part of running a successful practice.Recent statistics show that the federal government collected $350,000,000.00 in fines in one calendar year for...Read More
Posted 2/3/2016 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 76
HIPAA – Can You Afford to be Compliant?
By Jay Hodes, President - Colington Consulting - HIPAA Compliance Experts Maybe the question should be, “Can your organization afford not to be compliant?” Just in the last two months of 2015, three HIPAA settlements were announced that totaled over $5 million in payments to the...Read More
Posted 1/4/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 64
Data Management Must Be a Priority in Dental Health Care
For virtually every healthcare provider or relevant business, the most important word in the IT lexicon has been "data" for several years now. Back in 1996, the attempts of the government to dramatically increase the accessibility and security of data became clear through the enactment of the...Read More
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