Top 5 Common HIPAA Compliance Misconceptions

“My practice management software is already compliant so I don’t have anything to worry about” False. Not at all EMR software is created equal. For example, cloud based EMR’s don’t require you to backup data that would normally be housed on your server, but there are still things like images…

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Why Is HIPAA Compliance Important?

HIPAA compliance is mostly seen as an annoyance to doctors, just another thing a practice owner is required to do. Don’t get me wrong, many of the requirements can be annoying, 10 minute screen timeout, new password every 90 days. It can be frustrating. The problem is, no one is…

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The File Server Is Dead

Today with the mobile revolution people and businesses are accessing their data from a greater number of devices. The IT industry is a buzz with Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and now Bring-Your-Own-App (BYOA). What does this mean to a business owner? If you are still relying on storing your important company files…

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IT Maintenance is like flossing

  IT Maintenance is like flossing your teeth. You can skip it, but eventually you’re going to bleed. When you go into the Dentist for your bi-annual cleaning one of the questions you’re asked is “Have you been flossing?” Much to the chagrin of many Hygienists and Dentists a large majority…

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Is your email HIPAA compliant?

Today, email has become an ubiquitous form of communication for business. In Healthcare patients have come to expect more and more communication over the internet than through traditional means. I am often asked by doctors how secure is my email and can you use it for patient communication? With the implementation of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act how does that affect healthcare businesses and email?

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