How to Successfully Navigate HIPAA Teledentistry Regulations

The COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare practitioners to find new ways to deliver quality medical care to patients in remote settings. Dentistry also embraced the concept of telehealth with teledentistry solutions designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and create more convenience for patients and dental staff. The market has many options for telehealth services, but which one is right for you? Here are [...]

2022-09-29T15:29:05-04:00September 26th, 2022|

Trio of Dentist HIPAA Violations Leads to $135,000 in Settlements

Three dental practices across the country became the latest medical professionals to learn that the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is serious about patients’ right of access under HIPAA. OCR announced three settlements that total $135,000 in civil monetary penalties for dentist HIPAA violations. Background of Dentist HIPAA Violations Acting in their role as the enforcement arm for HIPAA violations, OCR [...]

2022-09-21T10:38:14-04:00September 21st, 2022|

HIPAA for IT Service Providers: Risks and Rewards

As an IT service provider, you are always looking for new services you can offer your clients. You want these services to be something your clients need, an offering you can provide with a low barrier to entry, and something that provides your business the opportunity for growth.  For an IT service provider, reselling HIPAA compliance, or simply servicing a healthcare client, [...]

2022-07-06T09:49:54-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Causes and Effects of HIPAA Violations in the Dental Field

Building and maintaining a thriving dental practice is not a simple task. Between keeping your staff at peak efficiency, managing vendors, marketing your services, treating patients, and everything else in your day, it’s easy to overlook something like HIPAA compliance. Unfortunately, HIPAA violations in the dental field can create severe issues for your practice. Who Defines HIPAA Violations in the Dental Field [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:40-04:00January 21st, 2022|

What are the Benefits of Telehealth?

Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare, patient education, health information, and self-care, via audio or audiovisual means, at a location remote from the patient. Doctors who offer telehealth treatment can perform many of the same services rendered in person. These include prescribing medicine, diagnosing conditions, and offering prognoses. The benefits of telehealth include benefits for patients as well as for physicians. HIPAA Compliance is an important part [...]

2022-04-07T22:46:38-04:00August 21st, 2020|

 HIPAA Business Email Compromise 

A cyberthreat known as business email compromise has caused businesses, religious institutions, educational institutions, non-profits, and other companies, to lose billions of dollars since the FBI first began tracking the threat in 2013. Business email compromise (BEC) - also known as CEO impersonation - is a favorite crime of Internet con artists because the practice relies on what any con operation requires for success: deception. These criminals target a [...]

2022-05-06T14:04:12-04:00December 10th, 2019|

10 Tips for Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace

Protecting patient health information in the workplace involves employees following practical measures so that a covered entity is compliant. Below are ten HIPAA compliant tips for protecting patient protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare workplace. Take steps to minimize the risk of unauthorized access by implementing access controls  Provide training on PHI handling, for employees who perform healthcare administrative functions  Be mindful of when patient [...]

2022-10-19T19:51:35-04:00October 22nd, 2019|

The Importance of HIPAA Compliance for Home Healthcare

Now, do not let the title fool you. We are not trying to say that HIPAA compliance matters more for Home Health agencies. HIPAA is still a federal regulation, which all organizations within the healthcare space must adhere to. The reason why I am choosing to focus on home healthcare today is due to the nuances of the law which agencies of this type encounter and how to [...]

2022-05-06T12:13:33-04:00June 25th, 2019|

Influencer Interviews: Jerry Godwin of Optometric Medical Solutions

Jerry Godwin of OMS The optometric healthcare market is primed for tremendous growth. At least, that's what Jerry Godwin of Optometric Medical Solutions has to say. Optometric Medical Solutions (OMS) is a practice management, revenue cycle management, and consulting firm based out of San Antonio, Texas. Jerry, President and CEO, has been working in the eye care space for years now. OMS runs like a well-oiled machine, [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:21-04:00May 16th, 2017|

Over Half a Million Affected by Data Breach at Georgia-based Orthopedic Firm

The Atlanta, Georgia-based Peachtree Orthopedics reported that the records of over half a million patients were compromised in a cyberattack in September of 2016. The firm first notified patients affected by the breach in October after reporting the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). At the time the breach was reported, Peachtree had yet to release an official statement on [...]

2022-06-28T13:13:06-04:00December 20th, 2016|