Pros And Cons Of HIPAA Compliance Systems

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HIPAA Compliance for Dental Offices now stand in parallel with the medical organizations in terms of having access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Meaning they must adhere to the same level of privacy and security safeguards as the medical community when protecting it's patients health information. HIPAA rules and regulations are applicable to dental practices regardless of their size. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “if a dental practice is a covered entity, the practice will need to take steps to comply which include but are not limited to:

Appointing a HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer Implementing a HIPAA compliance program; Maintaining compliance in an ongoing manner; Perform a risk assessment; Train workforce members; and Develop Policies and Procedures.

HIPAA Policies and Procedures

Dental practices should carefully review their privacy and security policies, compile evidence that the policies have been implemented and enforced, and be able to demonstrate that they have reviewed and updated policies in accordance with the law, operations, and information technology standards that affect the security of PHI and ePHI in the organization’s possessions or control, including the acquisition of new entities. These policies and procedures must be treated as living and breathing documents. Additionally, offices should create and update policies and procedures on topics that may not have been relevant in years past, but

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