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HIPAA

Securing Your Patient Registration Forms from Hackers

By | Electronic Patient Forms, HIPAA

Your patients trust you to securely handle their sensitive medical information. When it comes to digital security, there are no shortcuts that a dental practice can take. In fact, multiple layers of security are better protection for your medical records against hackers. But, knowing how to beef up your security measurements takes technical know-how. We’ll start you on that path to understand security measures for your patient data. By the end, you’ll know how to keep your patients’ information as…

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Protecting Your Patients’ Info Online: What HIPAA Mandates.

By | HIPAA

Asking patients to fill out online patient forms, including patient registration forms and intake forms, may not seem like a big deal. In reality, any form of online health information, even information that may seem insignificant, falls under the guidelines and requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. As a result, you need to understand what the rule actually says and its implications or consequences for violating it.

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Practice Sense’s Sensible Solution to Cybersecurity Threats: 5 Pillars of Excellence

By | HIPAA, Medical Advancements

From BlueCross BlueShield to Medicaid, the threat of a cyber security breach seems omnipresent and omnipotent.  Earlier this month, the Washington State Health Care Authority identified a breach of the protected health information (PHI) of more than 91,000 patients. Practices are clamoring for reassurance of how an electronic patient forms’ provider prevents these breaches. Fortunately, Practice Sense (PS) focuses on five Pillars of Excellence for our practices.

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What Is Protected Health Information?

By | HIPAA

The Privacy Rule within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides provisions for how health care practitioners and practices use, store, and release protected health information (PHI). However, PHI does not necessarily mean the information can never be released, nor does it imply all information within a patient’s chart is defined as protected health information when separated. Yet, not understanding the differences between the “what if” scenarios could lead to a penalty for the inappropriate disclosure or use of…

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