Robert McDermott is a recognized expert in HIPAA-compliant communications and online data security. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional dental conferences. Mr. McDermott is also president and CEO of iCoreConnect, provider of the iCoreExchange HIPAA-compliant email solution and iCoreDental, a customizable cloud-based secure EHR system. Prior to iCoreConnect, Mr. McDermott started, managed and operated six technology-oriented companies, three of which were ultimately acquired by major corporations.
This 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.