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Posted 11/20/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 11
HIPAA THEFTS FACILITATE INCOME TAX FRAUD
Ever wonder where the criminals who file fraudulent income tax returns get the data they need to scam the government?  Consider Jean Baptiste Alvarez, a 43-year-old behavioral healthcare worker who stole daily census sheets from the 267-bed facility where he worked. The census sheets contained all...  Read More
Posted 11/3/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
Are Your Posts Breaching Patient Privacy?
Many dentists and dental office employees don’t realize that any social media discussion of patient treatment – even posts that do not identify a patient by name – can violate HIPAA. Because social media is still evolving, most offices have no social media policy and haven’t given much thought...  Read More
Posted 11/3/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 11
 HIPAA WARNING FROM ADA CHAIR IN WAKE OF DENTIST FINE
Until two years ago, dental offices had avoided fines for HIPAA noncompliance.  In 2015, Dr. Joseph Beck became the first dentist to be fined for a HIPAA violation, which sent a warning to dental offices nationwide about HIPAA compliance.  Interestingly, the penalty Dr. Beck paid was not issued by...  Read More
Posted 11/3/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5
 How Adware Scams Work and How They Work
You’re at your desk, working away when you receive a message from a Facebook friend. You click on the link. Congratulations! You’ve just fallen for the latest social media adware scam. While little is known about the adware or those behind it, the adware uses Facebook Messenger to track your...  Read More
Posted 10/9/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
How Secure is Your Office’s WiFi Network?
If you offer patients a WiFi network to access when they are in your office waiting room, your practice is liable for any criminal activity that transpires.  Considering that nothing on the internet is really secret, this is a serious concern. You may provide a ‘splash page’ containing an...  Read More
Posted 9/14/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
How To Protect Patient Data Part 2: Social Media Posts
By responding to a patient review on social media recently, a Texas dentist found himself in hot water with HHS and the Office for Civil Rights. While the dentist wasn’t fined formisusingpatient information, he did have to spend money for specialized legalcounsel,and likely spent many...  Read More
Posted 9/7/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
After the Disaster ...
Disaster recovery has been a staple of patient privacy law since 1996, and yet, many practices still operate without a viable data backup system in place. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, experts estimated that nearly half of all healthcare offices in Manhattan had no functioning backup or...  Read More
Posted 8/21/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
 Is HIPAA Compliance Worth Your Attention?
Most Americans think of themselves as honest, law-abiding citizens. However, consider a familiar experience: You get into your car to drive to work and the first thing you do is buckle up. Why? Either you buckle up because it’s the law, or you buckle up because you are mindful of the...  Read More
Posted 8/9/2016 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 581
ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?
HIPAA just got a little bolder! This week I had an opportunity to attend a special legal update webinar about the new PHASE I & PHASE II HIPAA AUDITS that all healthcare offices are subject to --throughout the USA. As a HIPAA Trainer & Coach I have to attend HIPAA updates constantly....  Read More

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