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Technology Risk Assessment

pcihipaa_logo01The second thing* you need to do to protect your patient data and to be HIPAA compliant is to do a technology risk assessment. My friends at PCIHIPAA offer a free assessment.  They also provide insurance (this part is not free đŸ™‚ ) to cover you if you do have a data breach.

Free Assessment

Most dental liability policies do not cover HIPAA violations or else have very low limits. If you have a simple breach; for example a joy rider steals your administrative assistant’s car with a backup tape in the trunk, compliance costs will average $40,000.

If you have not completed the assessment and generated all the rest of the paperwork for compliance you face punitive fines that can easily range into six figures.

* The first thing you need to do is assign a privacy officer.

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