Mishandling of Employee Needlestick Injury Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Disclaimer: Facts are based upon an actual OSHA investigation.  This case is presented for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. Mishandling of employee needlestick injury Areas of Impact: Regulatory Compliance; Employee Safety Case Summary: A…

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HIPAA: First Dentist Fined Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Disclaimer: Facts are based upon an actual breach investigation. This case is presented for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. Improper disposal of dental records Areas of Impact: Regulatory compliance; HIPAA compliance: Privacy and security of…

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What’s Missing from Your HR? Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Guest: Ginny Hegarty, SPHR, author of the book Pivot and creator of the Practice Renewal Workshop.  Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Want to discuss? Do you have thoughts or questions about this topic? Visit the Members Forum and post…

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Who’s Protecting Your Patient Data? Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Guest: Bryan Currier, Founder and President of Advantage Technologies Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Want to discuss? Do you have thoughts or questions about this topic? Visit the Members Forum and post your questions, thoughts, etc. and we can…

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Telehealth and Dentistry: Watching the Trends Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Guest: Patti DiGangi, RDH, certified Health Information Technology trainer and author of the Dental Codeology book series. Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out Want to discuss? Do you have thoughts or questions about this topic? Visit the Members Forum…

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HIPAA Audits: What to Expect in 2019 Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out In February 2014 the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its plans for the Phase II mandatory HIPAA compliance audits. But details surrounding the HIPAA audits, including the timeline, were moving targets—until 2016. You may recall the Phase I pilot…

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The Most Important Thing You Should Do for 2019 Members HomeMember ArticlesExpert InterviewsClosed CasesToolsResourcesMembers ForumMy AccountLog Out “I don’t have time!” “Where can I get reliable, accurate information?” If you’ve ever uttered those words in a moment of frustration, you are not alone. Marketing, practice and insurance management, coding/billing, HR and compliance are just a…

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According to research by Inc.com, 48% of cyber breaches result from sophisticated hacking, while the remaining 52% are caused by simple human error.  While that may sound like a hopeless situation, let’s take a closer look. Reducing Human Error Reduce your odds of a cyber breach by 52% by simply training your team upon hire…

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In previous blogs, we reported that the Phase II random HIPAA audits were underway. If you weren’t one of those chosen so far, you may be wondering what’s been happening. The Phase II audits began in 2016 and included covered entities as well as business associates. They were intended to start with desk audits and…

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