Patient Privacy & Security

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.