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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?

     

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    Keep track of portable devices

    They can easily be misplaced, lost or stolen. Except for the doctor or perhaps the office manager, no employees should be taking work home with them, negating any need to remove devices from the office. That said, devices should be shut down and perhaps even locked away at day’s end. Due to their size, laptops and tablets are easy targets for thieves. If your practice uses a janitorial company, or if other vendors have access to your office after hours, it’s best to secure all portable devices.

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    Dr. Roger P. Levin
    Dr. Roger P. Levin is a third-generation general dentist and the chairman and chief executive officer of Levin Group, Inc., the largest ...

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