Dr. Lorne Lavine

How to evaluate HIPAA compliance in your dental practice
How to evaluate HIPAA compliance in your dental practiceBeing 100-percent HIPAA compliant may be impossible, but risk assessment and management plans can save you from hefty violation fines.
9 questions to ask about EHRShould your practice enter the world of EHR? You should consider these things before you take the plunge.
How encryption could be your get-out-of-jail-free card
How encryption could be your get-out-of-jail-free cardHaving to declare a data breach can be devastating for a practice—so it’s critical to take the appropriate preventative measures in advance.
How to protect your practice with encryption
How to protect your practice with encryptionEncryption may not be required by HIPAA rules, but just because you don’t have to, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.
Why cybersecurity is critical for dental practices
Why cybersecurity is critical for dental practicesProtecting your data is becoming more and more crucial, and two-factor authentication can be the first step in your line of defense
8 steps for a successful HIPAA compliance plan
8 steps for a successful HIPAA compliance planFollowing these eight steps can help ensure your dental practice is HIPAA compliant.
A new approach to risk analysis in the dental practice
A new approach to risk analysis in the dental practiceSimply performing an online risk analysis may not be enough to properly protect your dental practice.
9 things you need to know about ransomeware
9 things you need to know about ransomewareRansomware, or cryptoviruses, are a type of computer virus that infect your computers and lock your critical data files. The following is a short FAQ about these viruses and why you need to worry.
Why software patch management is critical in the dental practice
Why software patch management is critical in the dental practiceIn previous articles in this series, we have explored many of the HIPAA rules and regulations that affect dental practices. While many of these involves areas familiar to dentists, such as data backup and antivirus software, a number are less well-known, but just as critical. One of this is something called patch management.
3 important ways to protect your patient information
3 important ways to protect your patient informationAs most dentists are aware, the data that resides in your office is the most critical data you own; the patient records, schedule, documents, etc. are the lifeblood of your practice. The question is, what are you doing to protect that data? For preventing data breaches and HIPAA violations, there are three areas to concentrate on.