As I speak with dentists and team members across the country, I am surprised at the large numbers of people who don’t appreciate the potential for serious consequences to their practice from not being aware of and in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Recently the American Dental Association reported a six-figure fine assessed against a practice for not ensuring the security of mobile devices, such as laptops. Although some of the HIPAA rules are “scalable,” meaning that the requirements can be adapted for small health care providers, such as dental practices, there is no small business exemption from the rules, as some believe.
Many dental practices are assuming great risks by not securing their electronic data and not having written privacy and security policies in place. If HIPAA were to audit a practice, the top things that they would look for are written policies and protocols, evidence of employee training, business associate agreements and documentation of a security risk assessment and protocols to secure electronic data.
On July 29, join Mary Horvath and me as we discuss how to accomplish these tasks and more. This webinar is designed to meet the Department of Human Services requirement for annual training for the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. You’ll leave armed with a better understanding of what it means to be HIPAA compliant. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
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Great post! We are finding more and more companies think they are in compliance with HIPAA and do not realize the potential penalties there if the audits aren’t met. Check out our blog on Business Associate Agreements
what time does this webinar start and how long does it run?
Hi Joy, the webinar starts at 11 AM CST on July 29th. It’s 2 hours long and additional details are on the registration page: https://pattersonsupport.webex.com/ec0606l/eventcenter/enroll/join.do?confViewID=1088747808&theAction=detail&confId=1088747808&path=program_detail&siteurl=pattersonsupport
Was this webinar recorded?
Hi Cari, All of our Eaglesoft webinars are recorded and can be accessed by contacting Janelle Eck at 800.294.8504.
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