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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?

     

    Employees gossipping

    Beware of office gossip

    Employees talk about work… about problem patients… about difficult cases, etc. That can be an issue if those conversations can be heard by other patients or visitors. Keep in mind it’s not just about dentistry. There are medical, psychological and other factors that could harm patients if the information were to become available. Workplace gossip is never a good thing, but it can be much worse when patient information is involved. Make it a point to stamp out gossip in your practice.

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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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