Patient Privacy & Security

Applying all-in-one MacPractice DDS in your practice
Applying all-in-one MacPractice DDS in your practiceMacPractice’s ‘all-in-one’ dental software is said to feature best-in-class billing, next-generation charting, digital imaging, EDR, reputation marketing, online patient registration, online scheduling reputation marketing that works, secure messaging, network fax and more.
A new approach to risk analysis in the dental practice
A new approach to risk analysis in the dental practiceSimply performing an online risk analysis may not be enough to properly protect your dental practice.
The importance of security in dentistry
The importance of security in dentistryThe threats are changing, making security all the more important in the dental practice.
9 things you need to know about ransomeware
9 things you need to know about ransomewareRansomware, or cryptoviruses, are a type of computer virus that infect your computers and lock your critical data files. The following is a short FAQ about these viruses and why you need to worry.
Why software patch management is critical in the dental practice
Why software patch management is critical in the dental practiceIn previous articles in this series, we have explored many of the HIPAA rules and regulations that affect dental practices. While many of these involves areas familiar to dentists, such as data backup and antivirus software, a number are less well-known, but just as critical. One of this is something called patch management.
How to avoid HIPAA penalties with a Security Risk Assessment
How to avoid HIPAA penalties with a Security Risk AssessmentA Security Risk Assessment could save your dental practice from major repercussions and financial penalties in the event of a HIPAA violation.
3 important ways to protect your patient information
3 important ways to protect your patient informationAs most dentists are aware, the data that resides in your office is the most critical data you own; the patient records, schedule, documents, etc. are the lifeblood of your practice. The question is, what are you doing to protect that data? For preventing data breaches and HIPAA violations, there are three areas to concentrate on.
3 critical reasons your dental practice should be using encrypted email
3 critical reasons your dental practice should be using encrypted emailShould offices be using an encrypted email system to send patient information? Here are three reasons why, if dental practices want to avoid costly HIPAA violations.
How to design a custom security system for your dental practice
How to design a custom security system for your dental practiceAlthough you can follow all the mandated HIPAA standards, leaving one small crack in your dental practice's physical security can open the door for a cyber security breach.
ProCare DIY provides DIY computer support for dentists
ProCare DIY provides DIY computer support for dentistsA new national initiative in IT security from High Tech Innovations, LLC is providing DIY computer support for dentists.