Staff meetings vs. staff beatings; here are the rules

Staff meetings vs. staff beatings; here are the rules

By Laura Jamison The number one reason I believe that teams are not having meetings is that the doctor doesn’t want to take productive time to sit around and hash out issues.  Too often team meetings are staff beatings.  The doctor sees 50% broken appointments and...
To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt… It’s Not really a Question!

To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt… It’s Not really a Question!

By Dr. Lorne Lavine Welcome to another article in our series on helping dental practices become HIPAA compliant. I wanted to focus today on the need for encryption, but first, we need to back up a bit and talk about HIPAA rules. As many people know, there are two...
Breach Notification

Breach Notification

By Dr. Lorne Lavine There are numerous HIPAA rules and regulations that must be followed. No-compliance can often lead to fine and penalties that can be quite substantial. However, in my mind, there is nothing more devastating to a practice than needed to declare a...
A Not-So-Obvious HIPAA Violation Situation

A Not-So-Obvious HIPAA Violation Situation

By: Marianne Harper Isn’t it sweet when a mom and dad take their child to the dentist for the first time and they are so excited? Dad pulls out his cell phone and starts snapping pictures of this big event in his child’s life. This may seem like a harmless situation...
Are You Wise to the Ways of ASP?

Are You Wise to the Ways of ASP?

By Dr. Robert Frazer, Jr. Do you feel fulfilled, appreciated, and rewarded at the end of your workday? Do you feel an increasing sense of satisfaction with more freedom and less burden of responsibility due to your staff’s high level of shared leadership commitment?...
HIPAA Contingency Plan

HIPAA Contingency Plan

By Dr. Lorne Lavine Of all the HIPAA rules and regulations that we will be discussing in upcoming articles, in my mind, having a contingency plan is easily the most critical. In dentistry, we use various terms like data backup, disaster recovery, and practice...
Good Hiring Starts With Preparation

Good Hiring Starts With Preparation

By Lisa Philp I frequently hear a common complaint from dentist/owners about their major stresses: staff relations, management problems and team and individual-member performance. They complain that many things are not getting done, morale is low, etc. The results for...
When Speaker Need to Cancel Speaking Engagement

When Speaker Need to Cancel Speaking Engagement

If it hasn’t happened yet…. it’s bound to happen eventually!  At some point, there will be a situation where the speaker you’ve engaged to educate your attendees is physically ill or otherwise unable to fulfill their agreement.  What’s an...
The When and Where of Meeting Planning

The When and Where of Meeting Planning

Picking dates and times for your meeting is critical in attracting participants.  Be sure to do your research. Are there any other meetings/events occurring at the same time?  Will your meeting dates interfere with your participants other commitments? Utilize...
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