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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.
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.
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.
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.
3 critical reasons your dental practice should be using encrypted email
3 critical reasons your dental practice should be using encrypted emailShould offices be using an encrypted email system to send patient information? Here are three reasons why, if dental practices want to avoid costly HIPAA violations.
Imaging in a HIPAA world
Imaging in a HIPAA worldThe majority of dental offices now use some sort of image management system.
To encrypt or not to encrypt… It’s not really a question!
To encrypt or not to encrypt… It’s not really a question!Encryption is something you shouldn't be neglecting, just because it's not mandatory.
3 things you must do if a data breach occurs in your dental practiceWhile the breach notification rule can be devastating, properly planning to protect your critical data can ensure that you never have to go through this process.
Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks
Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks

Electronic records can protect patient files from office catastrophes such as fire or natural disasters, but storing your patient database electronically poses other dangers. In a story that is becoming all too familiar, a Minnesota dentist learned this the hard way after his patient data was held hostage by computer hackers.

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.