protected health information

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?
NYSDA endorses iCoreExchange HIPAA-compliant message exchange
NYSDA endorses iCoreExchange HIPAA-compliant message exchangeThe New York State Dental Association has announced that iCoreExchange is the preferred HIPAA-compliant email program for its members.
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.
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
How to avoid HIPAA penalties with a Security Risk Assessment
How to avoid HIPAA penalties with a Security Risk AssessmentA Security Risk Assessment could save your dental practice from major repercussions and financial penalties in the event of a HIPAA violation.
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.
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.
4 crucial steps for dealing with a data breachA data breach in the dental industry isn’t just nerve-wracking – it’s also expensive and can potentially shut a practice down. The bad news is nearly every company will experience a data breach of some kind during the life of their company.