Patient Privacy & Security

Dr. John Flucke: Looking forward, looking back on dental technology predictions for 2014I was talking to my Group Editorial Director Kevin Henry the other day and he happened to mention that we are now closing in on the halfway point of 2014. Think about that for a minute, I’ll wait…
4 things dental practitioners need to know about the Heartbleed bugAs you may have already heard, there’s a new bug called Heartbleed that lets attackers read the memory of a server of client, allowing them to retrieve private keys and other sensitive information.  Read on to find out 4 things you need to know about the Heartbleed bug to make sure your dental practice is protected.
Dr. John Flucke explains how his dental practice stays HIPAA-compliant [VIDEO]
The most important privacy information you need to knowAs a dental laboratory, you seldom, if ever, are privy to patient telephone numbers, mailing or email addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, medical records or data directly identifying individuals’ relatives, employers or household members as part of your dealings with the dental office.
Top 4 reasons to store your data in the cloud1. Access from anywhere—even home! Our (Evident) customers rave about the ease of access. A typical response is “you mean I can work from home?” It’s the access from anywhere that grabs the attention of dental lab owners and their administration and sales staff. 2. Instant support
Quick Tip: How AAPD Resources can help GPs confidently treat more childrenLooking for the latest in pediatric dentistry resources? Check out the wealth of resources from The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
New dental product: Secure-Mail by BrightsquidThe Secure-Mail messaging system for dental professionals is said to be compliant with patient privacy legislation. The system enables the secure exchange of patient information between dentists, specialists and dental labs that operates as traditional email. Secure-Mail is part of the Dental Link platform, to simplify communication.
Pre-order 2013 ADA Dental Procedure Codes booksThe American Dental Association is offering dentists the opportunity to pre-order dental procedure coding books prior to them becoming available in October. These books have proven popular with ADA members who benefit from members-only discounts.
How to protect your dental practice's data with a paperless workflowThe largest benefit of a paperless practice is the ease of which you can protect your practice’s data. That may sound a bit odd with all of the technology scare stories out there, but it really is true.
Protecting personal information Our consciousness of personal privacy was elevated several years ago with the passage of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which was designed to “restrict the uses and disclosures of participant’s personal health information (PHI) by an employer’s medical plan.” This law created a protective wall between the employer and medical plan, thereby making it illegal for an employer to use PHI to make employment-related decisions.