Patient Privacy & Security

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.
Why a BAA is critical for dental practices
Why a BAA is critical for dental practicesWhat's a BAA, and why is it so important for your dental practice? Dr. Lorne Lavine explores why this document could be crucial to HIPAA compliance.
Applying OperaDDS in your practice
Applying OperaDDS in your practiceIn this tech brief, we examine OperaDDS, a comprehensive communication program.
4 crucial steps for dealing with a data breachA data breach in the dental industry isn’t just nerve-wracking – it’s also expensive and can potentially shut a practice down. The bad news is nearly every company will experience a data breach of some kind during the life of their company.
Imaging in a HIPAA world
Imaging in a HIPAA worldThe majority of dental offices now use some sort of image management system.