Patient Privacy & Security

The 5 crucial components of a HIPAA contingency plan Of all the HIPAA rules and regulations, having a contingency plan is easily the most critical. In dentistry, we use various terms like data backup, disaster recovery and practice continuity, but they all mean the same thing: you need to have a solid backup of your critical practice data.
The 5 most commonly forgotten things about HIPAA Technological advances have given healthcare professionals the ability to correspond efficiently with medical professionals, specialists and consultants. This not only allows doctors to provide patients with the care they deserve, but also appropriate for their medical needs. These technological advances however, create concerns for patients if doctors and staff are not guarding their information.
5 technologies your practice needs to invest in now You’re familiar with Western Union right? Right? Of course you are. At one point in time, they were reportedly the second largest telegraph company in the world.
MEA|NEA and Virtru partner to bring secure HIPAA-compliant email to dental practices MEA|NEA, Inc.,a provider of secure unstructured health information exchange, has formed a strategic alliance with Virtru to provide HIPAA-compliant email services to nearly 50,000 dental and medical practice clients and 700 health systems throughout the United States. 
The List: Top 5 CAD/CAM terms you need to know The CAD/CAM world can be confusing if you don't understand the terminology. Read the top five terms you need to know below:
ClearData to provide cloud solution for Henry Schein's Dentrix Enterprise ClearDATA Networks, Inc., a leading provider of health care cloud computing platform and services, announced a new agreement with Henry Schein, Inc. to offer Dentrix Enterprise as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) practice management system.
PerioLase® has new enhanced graphic user interface At this year's Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Millennium Dental Technologies is exhibiting the company’s all-new enhanced graphical user interface (eGUI) for the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The company’s CFO, Patrick McCormick, will be on-site and available for interviews and product demos at Exhibit #3831.
Security at risk: Data storage no small task for dental practices Healthcare data is always going to be at risk. Breaches continue to grab all of the headlines, and dental providers are exposed to the same risk.
10 things you should be using in Eaglesoft but probably aren’tWhen leveraged effectively, Eaglesoft can make a dentist’s job easier and take away many stresses of running a practice. But with so many tools available in the program, it can sometimes be difficult to use each one effectively. Below I’ve listed 10 tools in Eaglesoft that every dental practice should be using:
Is your dental practice completely HIPAA compliant? As many of you are aware, patient privacy and data security has taken center stage over the past two decades. It started with HIPAA in 1996, then the HITECH Act in 2009 and the “final” HIPAA law, the Omnibus Rules, that were enacted in March 2013 with a September 2013 deadline. For many practices, the rules and regulations are a paradigm shift in how you need to practice.