patient privacy

7 ways to avoid becoming a HIPAA horror storyYou've heard the terrifying stories of HIPAA-compliance failures and the havoc they can cause for a practice... but how can you ensure it doesn't happen to you?
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 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 a BAA is critical for dental practices
Why a BAA is critical for dental practicesWhat's a BAA, and why is it so important for your dental practice? Dr. Lorne Lavine explores why this document could be crucial to HIPAA compliance.
Stage 3 EHR incentive meaningful use proposal will affect dentists

A recent proposal for certification requirements for Stage 3 Meaningful Use is meant to address the complexity of the program.

HIPAA compliance and digital photography with personal mobile devices

As technology continues to provide unparalleled advances and innovation, dental practices continue to change their methods for performing treatments, maintaining patient records and communication. 

Is your dental practice completely HIPAA compliant?

As many of you are aware, patient privacy and data security has taken center stage over the past two decades. It started with HIPAA in 1996, then the HITECH Act in 2009 and the “final” HIPAA law, the Omnibus Rules, that were enacted in March 2013 with a September 2013 deadline. For many practices, the rules and regulations are a paradigm shift in how you need to practice.