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    7 ways to avoid becoming a HIPAA horror story

    You'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?


    Shredded files

    Trash it, but do it right

    In addition to retaining all HIPAA-related documents for the required length of time, there are also specific regulations regarding the proper disposal of patient information. Shredding files by a secure company is essential. Of course, the vendor must actually follow through as advertised.  Check reviews and testimonials before hiring an outside firm. There are also methods of deleting information from electronic devices to ensure that it’s non-retrievable by others.


    Dr. Roger P. Levin
    Roger P. Levin, DDS, is Executive Founder of Dental Business Study Clubs – Dentistry’s only All-Business Study Clubs, the next ...


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