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Get Stellar Reviews and Not Violate HIPAA

October 31, 2017

From Frontier Marketing: For most business owners, responding to negative reviews left online by irate customers is simply a matter of replying directly to the reviews themselves. For medical practitioners, this process is complicated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Source: Get Stellar Medical Reviews & Not Violate HIPAA – Medical Reputation […]

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A Breakdown of the Second Largest HIPAA Fine to Date – $5.5 Million

August 31, 2017

On February 16, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Memorial Healthcare System (“MHS”) to settle potential violations of HIPAA. The settlement agreement included a robust corrective action plan and the second largest fine levied against a covered entity to date: $5.5 million. For those keeping […]

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Hacking is only 8%

April 28, 2017

Mysterious Internet hackers from China or Russia are frightening but account for only a small percentage of reported data breaches. The office of Health and Human Services maintains an online listing of all reported medical dental data breaches in the US.  This web page often referred to as “The Wall of Shame” lists every reported […]

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Dental Technology Seminar Topics

March 28, 2017

Source: Dental Technology Seminar Topics | Emmott On Technology All this and more at Technology on the Rocks

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OCR responds to ADA question about dental labs and HIPAA

March 28, 2017

From OCR through the ADA, Dental labs do NOT need to sign a BAA for HIPAA: Dental laboratories aren’t required to sign business associate agreements before dental practices share protected health information for treatment of an individual, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, because a dental laboratory meets the […]

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HIPAA Documentation and Data Safety

March 24, 2017

Compliance IQ Webinar March 29 We will start with some basic technology concepts that will help you understand and use all technology more effectively. We will then show you how to create electronic records that are fast, easy to use, easy to read and will protect you from litigation. Once you have electronic digital records, […]

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Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

March 16, 2017

From ProPublica: Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of […]

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Data Breaches in Dentistry Webinar

March 3, 2017

HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. On the other hand, paperwork will not protect you or your patients from the most common kinds of data breaches. Learn important real world measures dentists should be taking that can make an actual difference in patient data security, including the one and only […]

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Office for Civil Rights announces $3.2 million penalty

February 20, 2017

From ADA News: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said Feb. 1 that it had finalized a $3.2 million civil money penalty against the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas following multiple alleged Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations between 2009-13. Source: Office for Civil Rights announces $3.2 million […]

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Data Safety and HIPAA

February 9, 2017

Webinar: February 15. HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. Learn what PHI, CE, NPP, BA and Exempt mean and why it matters. Understand the critical elements of risk assessment, the six basic steps to compliance and four critical important real world measures dentists should be taking beyond the paperwork that […]

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OCR issues warning on third-party apps

June 28, 2016

Washington — The U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has issued a warning on the risks of using third-party application software by entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Source: OCR issues warning on third-party apps In dentistry we have many third party apps that access patent data.  For […]

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$3.9 million HIPAA settlement

May 12, 2016

A biomedical research institute has agreed to pay a $3.9 million settlement to the federal government after an investigation determined that a stolen laptop contained the electronic protected health information of approximately 13,000 patients Source: Research institute agrees to $3.9 million HIPAA settlement NOTE: the data was not hacked it was exposed when a laptop […]

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HIPAA Audit “Cheat Sheet”

May 9, 2016

From Health and Human Services: The protocol is available for public review and searchable by keyword(s) in the table below; export options will be made available soon. Source: Audit Protocol | HHS.gov Following the announcement that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will begin random HIPAA audits of healthcare facilities, including dental offices, HHS created […]

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Protect Your Office from Ransomware

April 26, 2016

From the ADA Center for Professional Success: HIPAA requires providers to maintain access to health records, in addition to protecting data from breaches. The HIPAA Security Rule is designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information. Because ransomware is designed to deny access to data, there could be HIPAA implications for a dentist […]

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HIPAA audits may come for dentists

April 18, 2016

From ADA News: The federal government has begun auditing some health care providers, including dental practices, to ensure they are complying with patient privacy laws and health care information security laws. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced March 21 it has begun its second phase of audits of […]

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People will pick up and use almost 50% of random, discarded USB drives

April 18, 2016

…when people see a random USB drive just lying on the ground, it’s a perplexing dilemma. Should you pick it up? Take a look at the data you find on it, and maybe try to return it to its owner? What about malware, is there a security risk? Regardless of what goes through people’s minds […]

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Data Safety and HIPAA Webinar

March 16, 2016

Data Safety and HIPAA Webinar Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. Learn what PHI, CE, NPP, BA and Exempt mean and why it matters.  Understand the critical elements of risk assessment, the six basic steps to compliance and […]

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HIPAA clarification and unsecure email

March 7, 2016

From the ADA News: …the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that requires covered dentists to use unsecure email to send information to a patient as long as the patient requested it be sent that way. Source: HIPAA clarification allows patients to receive health information through unsecure email What this clarification does not say is […]

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Encrypting the Server

January 29, 2016

The following comes from Scott Wood the CEO of ACS Technologies in California. “There are two basic ways to encrypt your dental practice data on your server. You can use encryption software, like BitLocker or you can use Self-Encrypting Drives (SED). BitLocker and other systems allow the server to reboot without entering a password. Your […]

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