HIPAA

Attacks on dental offices and related healthcare businesses are growing

Mary Beth Versaci at ADA News recently covered the latest alert by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, FBI and Department of Health and Human Services. Please note that the attacks on dental offices and related healthcare businesses are growing. Please contact DDS Rescue about what you can do to protect your practice. Our security …

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Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure you’ve received your HIPAA training this year!

OCR Settles Eleventh Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces its eleventh settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative.  OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority in 2019 to support individuals’ right …

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Social media: Proceed with caution

Here’s the RDH MAGAZINE LINK https://www.rdhmag.com/patient-care/article/14173714/social-media-recommendations-for-dental-hygienists-hipaa-and-other-pitfalls Social media contains many pitfalls for dental hygienists and other healthcare professionals, but can be used properly with some good judgment and knowledge of HIPAA rules. Melissa Van Witzenburg, MS, RDH Social media is all around us, whether it is for personal or professional use. It has become the …

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Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication August 6, 2020 OCR has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications, claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment.  The postcards have a Washington, D.C. return address, and the sender uses the title “Secretary of …

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