HIPAA and Minimum Necessary Disclosures

HIPAA and Minimum Necessary Disclosures

HIPAA regulations state that when using or disclosing PHI (protected health information) or when requesting PHI from another covered entity (a doctor’s office, dental practice, etc), a covered entity must make reasonable efforts to limit PHI, to the minimum necessary, to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure or request. So how do we accomplish […]

The Importance of Encryption for HIPAA Compliance

The Importance of Encryption for HIPAA Compliance

Encryption. . .what does it mean to encrypt something? Why is it important? And why is it particularly important for covered entities and business associates in the health services industry? What can you do to make sure your data is encrypted while it is being transferred from one place to another and while it is […]

HIPAA Audits Are Coming To Dental Practices

HIPAA Audits Are Coming To Dental Practices

Starting in February of 2016, the Office of Civil Rights (a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services) began phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program. What does this mean for dental practitioners and other health service providers? What does a health service provider need to do to be prepared for an audit? […]

HIPAA Compliance for Dental Office Managers

HIPAA Compliance for Dental Office Managers

J.J. Micro works with a variety of dental practices in the Saint Louis area. We offer a HIPAA compliance as a service package called PracticeProtect™ that brings practices into HIPAA compliance and provides the IT support that all 21st century practices are in need of. When we first started working with dental practices, we focused […]

HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices and Their Business Associates

HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices and Their Business Associates

For almost 20 years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) came into existence, the health care industry has had to deal with increasingly complex layers of regulations. Dental practices are acutely affected by HIPAA, namely by the recently added rule that holds a dental practice responsible for the security procedures of any company or individual it does business with. […]

IT Related HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices

IT Related HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices

  J.J. Micro LLC IT Consulting provides managed IT services to dental practices in the Greater St. Louis area. Working with dentists over the years has allowed us to become familiar with HIPPA compliance as it pertains to IT infrastructure. Below is some great information that could help your practice become compliant. If you would like […]

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