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Steps to Reduce Data Security Breaches
    Install, maintain, and update security software and hardware.    Encrypt your emails, servers, and all portable devices.    Make sure you have the latest versions of your software programs.    Perform regular backups.    Don't open unsolicited web links.    Use caution when opening...  Read More
Cyber Security: The Unknown Risk
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm discusses Cyber Security, "the unknown risk." Learn how to protect yourself from damaging data breaches that could jeopardize patient information.Cyber Security - The Unknown Risk  Read More
How to Correctly Respond to a Cyber Attack
As technological advancements increase daily, our dependence on technology continues to positively correlate with this trend. Practices implement technology to streamline administrative tasks, gather patient data, organize and store patient health records, manage finances, and other tasks to...  Read More
Ransomware - Catastrophic Cyber Security Breaches
Dental offices are now being hit with Ransomware (cyber blackmail). If you own or work in a dental practice, you need to know what Ransomware is, and the ramificationsof this serious security breach.Ransomware Trojans are a type of cyberware that is designed to extort money from a dental office....  Read More
The Savvy Dentist #28: How Secure Are Your IT Systems from Cyber Attack, with James Borg
The Savvy Dentist PodcastWhere Great Dentistry Meets Great BusinessCreate a dental practice and a business life you love with Dr Jesse Green as he interviews successful dentists, entrepreneurs, and athletes. Listen in as guests share their stories, ideas and business techniques that you can take...  Read More
What Does Comprehensive Data Security Look Like?
Information security has become one of the most widely discussed topics among boardroom members, public sector officials and consumer advocates in the past few years, as identity theft has ravaged the U.S. economy. Although progress has been made in this regard, firms are still struggling to really...  Read More
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
HIPAA SECURITY CHECKLIST
Anti-Virus Checklist Policies should be in place requiring use of anti-virus software. All staff should understand and agree that they should not hinder the operation of anti-virus software All staff should know how to recognize possible symptoms of viruses or malware on their computers ...  Read More
Tips for Cyber Security in Your Dental Practice
With the risk of a cyber-security breach increasing on a daily basis, below are some tips that will help a dental practice owner maintain the security that they need in order to protect patient information.Use a Firewall Unless your Electronic Health Record (EHR) is totally disconnected from the...  Read More
Tips for Cyber Security in Your Dental Practice
With the risk of a cyber-security breach increasing on a daily basis, below are some tips that will help a dental practice owner maintain the security that they need in order to protect patient information.Establish a Security Culture Build a security-minded organizational culture so that good...  Read More
HIPAA Compliance – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
The expression “waiting for the other shoe to drop” appears to have originated in the early 1900’s and is often associated with the arrival of a seemingly inevitable event. I speculate we are at that point in terms of ramped up HIPAA compliance enforcement. The recent Anthem data...  Read More
Dentist has data held for ransom- A shocking story you won’t believe
In an article recently published by the California Dental Association they tell the shocking story of a California Dentist who gets a call from her IT guy telling her that her office server has been hacked and all her patient data has been locked. The only way to get it back is to pay a ransom to...  Read More
HIPAA Training:  What is Required for My Practice?
Let me try to bring some clarity to what is required for HIPAA Security Awareness Training, especially dental providers that utilize electronic health records (EHR) and/or file electronic health insurance claims. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides guidance for the...  Read More
Insider Threat – A Growing Concern in the Healthcare Sector
As a healthcare provider, do you conduct a pre-employment background check on all potential new hires? Do you routinely conduct periodic background checks for the current workforce? If the answer to either of these questions is “no,” you may want to reconsider and implement a...  Read More
Server Monitoring - is it worth the money?
When you begin working with a new IT company, one of the services likely proposed is Server Monitoring. Generally, this service is the most expensive line-item in an ongoing monthly contract, but many people don't know exactly what it is, or why such an expensive service is needed. A Windows...  Read More
Dental IT and the benefits of specialization
While a good tech can get your system optimized and secure, it is important to note that dental-specific IT calls formuch more than just a hardware and software tech – it requires a company which employs adedicated HIPAA security officer in addition to a team of technicians familiar in...  Read More

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