The Overlooked Basics
The Overlooked Basics
A summary of what every dental practice owner should know and implement in the day to day operations of their practice.
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HIPAA SECURITY CHECKLIST

10/12/2015 8:26:04 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 228

Anti-Virus Checklist

  1. Policies should be in place requiring use of anti-virus software.
  2. All staff should understand and agree that they should not hinder the operation of anti-virus software
  3. All staff should know how to recognize possible symptoms of viruses or malware on their computers
  4. All staff should know what to do to avoid virus/malware infections
  5. Anti-virus software should be installed and operating effectively on each computer in compliance with manufacturer recommendations.
  6. Anti-virus software should be set up to allow automatic updates from the manufacturer.
  7. Anti-virus software should be fully up-to-date according to manufacturer's standards.
  8. Handheld or mobile devices should support anti-virus software.

Firewall Checklist

  1. Policies should be in place prescribing the use, configuration, and operation of firewalls and firewall logs.
  2. All computers should be protected by a properly configured firewall
  3. All staff should understand and agree that they should not hinder the operation of firewalls.


Stuart J. Oberman, Esq
 handles a wide range of legal issues for the dental profession including cyber security breaches, employment law, practice sales, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance, real estate transactions, lease agreements, noncompete agreements, dental board complaints, and professional corporations. 

For questions or comments regarding this article, please call (770) 554-1400 or visit www.obermanlaw.com
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