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270: Reuben Kamp | Why Your Practice May Soon Be Affected By Ransomware
Whose had ransomware? . How can you prevent your practice from being a victim of ransomware?! Welp... in this episode  Reuben Kamp  discusses the exact steps you need to be taking to prevent this! . This incident actually happened to a third party company that works with hundreds of practices... so...  Read More
TV Lawyers
Why isn’t your lawyer as dramatic as Lt. Daniel Kaffee, and why isn’t the negotiation of your employment agreement as contentious as an episode of Law & Order? In this episode, we explain the key differences between the types of cases that feature on TV, and the types of lawyers that handle dental...  Read More
Lease Length Matters
Are you getting ripped off by signing a 10-year lease? Are you taking on unnecessary risks by taking on such a long lease term? Is your broker pushing you into a long lease only because it benefits him? In this episode, Joe explores the factors that influence lease term, and why what you’ve read on...  Read More
HIPAA Data Breaches: 2019 Case Studies
HIPAA is the . A HIPAA breach is when PHI is accessible to someone who shouldn’t have access to it. Some HIPAA breaches happen because an employee was curious. Other HIPAA breaches are simply an innocent mistake, such as when an employee is fooled by a phishing email. But other HIPAA breaches...  Read More
Sobering Findings Regarding COVID-19 and Aerosols
A recent review and study provide more information on the effectiveness of pre-procedural rinses in reducing bacterial and viral loads emitted by dental patients—and the care needed in reducing chances of infection in operatories. The Review The review, published July 13, 2020,...  Read More
Dental Respiratory Protection Program Webinar
This blog post features a webinar with Smart Training’s Vice President of Healthcare, Lee Slaton. This webinar was hosted by , and it covers dental respiratory protection programs (RPPs). Lee Slaton wrote, Here’s what you’ll learn about in this webinar:                                      ...  Read More
Skin In The Game
Conventional wisdom says that if you give an associate some “skin in the game” via partial ownership, that associate will be more invested in the success of the office. In this episode Joe challenges this conventional wisdom. He discusses when it may work, and when it may not, and the headaches...  Read More
What's the Difference Between Business Associates and Visitors?
Your Privacy Officer should be noting visitors to your office and ensuring that Visitor Privacy Policies are signed and retained. Business Associate Agreements are not the same thing as Visitor Privacy Policies, although many offices seem to use them interchangeably.  What is a Visitor? A visitor...  Read More
Are Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) Required by HIPAA?
Lee Slaton, Vice President of Healthcare at Smart Training, , “Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) can be get-out-of-jail-free cards in worst-case HIPAA scenarios.” A BAA is a document between covered entities and business associates. The BAA ensures the business associates are compliant with...  Read More
What About Minors and HIPAA? A Pediatrics Problem
Smart Training welcomes client practices specializing in pediatrics. How does patient privacy regulation apply to minor children? HIPAA in Pediatrics  provides for the use and disclosure of medical records by practices and Business Associates, rights of individuals with respect to their own medical...  Read More
N95 Respirators and Respiratory Protection Programs
First, who is required to have a mandatory respiratory protection program? Any entity that has employees who are either required to wear a respirator or who choose to wear a respirator voluntarily. Are N95 masks classified as masks or respirators? N95 “masks” are classified as respirators. To learn...  Read More
That Second Office
Why are so many satellite offices for sale out there? What went wrong? And, how do you know when you’re ready to make the jump to another office? In this episode Joe walks through his observations of where so many practice owners go wrong when trying to expand, and how to avoid the same pitfalls. ...  Read More
Episode 141: Who Dentists Should Be Voting For November 3rd
During these politically charged times, Dr. Bryan Laskin explains what it means to make a vote for dentistry.  Who Dentists Should Be Voting For November 3rd Find us on Radio!  Read More
Flu Season during COVID-19: How to Protect Employees
Flu and COVID-19: Twindemic? A twindemic is looking like a real possibility in 2020. A twindemic is what  are referring to as the overlap of a severe flu season and a possible surge of COVID-19 cases. Here are the biggest concerns regarding the possible twindemic:                         It could...  Read More
Is a Lack of Employee Training a HIPAA Violation?
The short answer: yes. A lack of employee  is a violation of the law. It is not enough to train your employees about the law. The training must be HIPAA-certified. Certified means there is proof of employee retention. For example, exam scores after training.  After a data breach, you will have to...  Read More
How to Create your Respiratory Written Program on Smart Training's LMS
Respiratory Protection Programs Is your dental practice utilizing N-95, KN-95, or their equivalent  during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve found that quite a few practice owners don’t yet realize that using N-95-type respirators requires them to maintain an OSHA Written Respiratory Protection Program....  Read More
COVID-19 Causes Increase in Phishing Scams
FBI Alert of COVID-19 Email Scams The healthcare providers to an increase in COVID-19 phishing scams. Network perimeter cybersecurity tools used by US-based healthcare providers started detecting COVID-19 phishing campaigns from both domestic and international IP addresses on March 18, 2020, and...  Read More
Telehealth and HIPAA Compliance During COVID-19
Telehealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased the use of telehealth. Telehealth offers many benefits, including mitigating the spread of COVID-19. But it also complicates . Why care about HIPAA? HIPAA data breaches can cause hefty . The most HIPAA can fine your...  Read More
Is HIPAA Training Optional?
HIPAA Training Laws There’s nothing about  training that’s optional. The law requires that Covered Entities—meaning practitioners—train their staff on patient privacy. Additionally, Business Associates like dental labs, IT providers and anyone else who has access to patient data are required to...  Read More
6 Benefits of HIPAA Online Employee Training
Providing HIPAA employee training online can make your compliance training program more effective. HIPAA is the  are legally required to abide by HIPAA. Importance of HIPAA Training We already know that a  security breaches. Employee HIPAA training needs to cover , and it also needs to be recorded...  Read More
What are the HIPAA Security Rule Safeguards?
What is the HIPAA Security Rule? The Security Rule is a part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  must abide by the Security Rule. What is the Importance of the Security Rule? Technology is always advancing. It makes it easier for healthcare employees to access patient...  Read More
Straight Wire Orthodontics Is Not Enough
Why is Straight Wire Orthodontics NOT enough?   Why do our pre-programmed brackets not give us desired finished results?   Read More
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