Risky Business

Risky Business

By Dr. Lorne Lavine HIPAA has changed the way that dental practices need to operate. Not only do dentist need to be current on the latest technology and IT systems, but they must also ensure that they incorporate technologies in a HIPAA compliant manner. While we’ve...
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...
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...
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