Patient Privacy & Security

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.
Risky business: HIPAA compliance and the importance of risk analysis assessments
Risky business: HIPAA compliance and the importance of risk analysis assessmentsAs we have discussed in many previous articles, HIPAA has changed the way that dental practices need to operate. Not only do dentists need to be current on the latest technology and IT systems, but they must also ensure that they incorporate technologies in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
To encrypt or not to encrypt… It’s not really a question!
To encrypt or not to encrypt… It’s not really a question!Encryption is something you shouldn't be neglecting, just because it's not mandatory.
MacPractice DDS 5.1 features next-generation dental chartingA leading OS X native dental software, ICD-10-capable MacPractice 5.1 is compatible with Yosemite (required for charting) and Mavericks and interoperates with MacPractice’s iOS 8 compatible Patient Check In, Clipboard and iEHR apps for iPad, as well MacPractice Interface for iPad and MacPractice Interface for iPhone.
3 things you must do if a data breach occurs in your dental practiceWhile the breach notification rule can be devastating, properly planning to protect your critical data can ensure that you never have to go through this process.