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How to ensure your email is HIPAA compliant
How to ensure your email is HIPAA compliantThis month, in part two of a two-part series, Dr. Shuman continues his conversation with Robert McDermott, president and CEO of iCoreConnect, on the topic of HIPAA compliance and electronic protected health information (ePHI). This column provides greater depth on the required safeguards for HIPAA-compliant management of ePHI, as well as the relative security of cloud-based systems for the dental office.
Can email really be HIPAA compliant?
Can email really be HIPAA compliant?In part one of a two-part series, Dr. Lou Shuman and Robert McDermott discuss if email can satisfy HIPAA regulations—and how you can ensure electronic protected health information remains secure.
Top 10 tech trends that will define 2017
Top 10 tech trends that will define 2017Dr. John Flucke shares his views on what will be the Top 10 defining dental tech trends of 2017.
8 tips for creating effective emails that avoid the spam folderClick through our slideshow for some tips to greatly increase the probability that your emails will be opened, read and drive potential patients to respond.
5 reasons to collect patient email addressesAs a tool for marketing, email is an easy and cost effective way to keep in touch with dental patients. Many practices collect this information when a patient comes in for his or her first visit.
The 5 most commonly forgotten things about HIPAA

Technological advances have given healthcare professionals the ability to correspond efficiently with medical professionals, specialists and consultants. This not only allows doctors to provide patients with the care they deserve, but also appropriate for their medical needs. These technological advances however, create concerns for patients if doctors and staff are not guarding their information.

MEA|NEA and Virtru partner to bring secure HIPAA-compliant email to dental practices

MEA|NEA, Inc.,a provider of secure unstructured health information exchange, has formed a strategic alliance with Virtru to provide HIPAA-compliant email services to nearly 50,000 dental and medical practice clients and 700 health systems throughout the United States. 

Does encrypted email satisfy HIPAA?
Does encrypted email satisfy HIPAA?

Secure patient communication is a vital concern for health professionals nationwide. As the industry continues to move towards secure electronic communication methods many dental professionals are worried about maintaining HIPAA-compliant patient communications.

The top 5 privacy pitfalls—and how to avoid them

There are so many things to pay attention to in your dental laboratory that it can be easy to overlook something that can have a huge impact: privacy. If you don't keep an eye on some common privacy pitfalls, it can put your whole business in jeopardy.

The most important privacy information you need to know

As a dental laboratory, you seldom, if ever, are privy to patient telephone numbers, mailing or email addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, medical records or data directly identifying individuals’ relatives, employers or household members as part of your dealings with the dental office.