22% of HIPAA Breaches for Dental Offices Were From Email! *
Dental offices are not prepared for a cyber attack.
Every email you send and receive goes through multiple servers, where it can be hacked by cyber criminals or intercepted by your ISP (internet service provider) without your knowledge.
TIP: It is highly recommended to use a business class email that is properly encrypted, such as Microsoft 365.
Being HIPAA compliant is no longer something you SHOULD DO, it is something that you NEED TO DO since the HITECH Act of 2009.
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* Header Source HHS.gov as of Jan 2021
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Why You Need To Get A HIPAA Risk Assessment
Many Dental Offices are not aware of the guidelines and procedures that need to be followed in order to stay HIPAA compliant and quite frankly they can be complicated to understand and comply with.
The HITECH Act of 2009 made it a requirement that security practices meet standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies and procedures.
Failure to meet these guidelines can lead to fines up to a maximum penalty amount of $1,500,000 for all violations of an identical provision.
DDS Rescue Make It Easy For You
– Listen to DDS Rescue VP Steve White explain the importance of a proper HIPAA Risk Assessment for your Dental Office –
A Proper Risk Assessment for your Dental Office is a HIPAA requirement and needs to be run every 12 months.
At DDS We make that easy for you:
- The assessment is performed remotely so there are no office interruptions.
- We assess all areas of your Dental Office’s network where risks of breaches exist.
- At completion a full report and action plan for physical and technology risk management will be provided and reviewed
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What Dentists Ask Us
No. By hiring a HIPAA compliant IT provider you are assured that their actions will follow the HIPAA requirements, however that does not transfer to your office. Each entity needs to make sure that all aspects of the office are HIPAA compliant.
No. The DDS Rescue HIPAA risk assessment runs in the background and will not interfere with your office’s workflow.
Yes, a properly run HIPAA risk assessment is required of all entities and must be run at least every 12 months.
Regrettably no. A proper risk assessment requires a deep dive into your network to check for any and all possible areas that security is lacking and provides a detailed report of where action is required to correct any deficiencies.
Yes, it is a HIPAA requirement to have a recent copy of your patients Protected Health Information (PHI) both in your office as well as safely stored offsite, usually in the cloud.
All office members are required to have HIPAA training every 12 months.
Yes. The HIPAA Privacy rules are very clear on this. If a patient requests a copy of or to review their patient record set you must comply with the request, even if they have not yet paid for the treatment.
What Our Clients Say
John Flucke, DDS
Lee’s Summit, MO
General Dentist & Technology Editor for Dental Products Report
“I use DDS Rescue in my practice because it provides the very best down-time and disaster recovery protection available.”
Marty Jablow, DMD
America's Dental Technology Coach
Cellerant Chief Development Officer
I didn’t know I had a computer superhero in my office. When the chips have been down either from a natural disaster or a failed computer upgrade DDS Rescue came to the rescue!
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