Posts by Heather Trekell Miller

Coronavirus Update - Mask Shortage

Coronavirus Update: Mask Shortage

We have received numerous support calls regarding the mask shortage.  Please read this information carefully.   Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people have reported other symptoms while others report no symptoms at all. CDC indicates that symptoms of…

How to Stay CyberSane

By Olivia Wann, JD Ransomware hits 400 dental offices. Cybercriminals are now demanding ransom directly from the patients according to one Florida plastic surgeon who had to post a notification on his website. Cybercriminals seek hundreds of thousands of dollars to decrypt your data held at ransom. HIPAA fines and penalties can be millions of…
Blog: These Aren't Your Average Gloves

Hey, Boo Boo: These Aren’t Your Average Gloves!

By Amy Ayers, BS, RDH As a human, our hands are pretty important. As a dental professional, they’re mandatory! When it comes to selecting items for Professional Hand Safety, use your head! Utility gloves are meant to protect you from SHARPS and CHEMICALS, not butter knives and dish detergent. Exam gloves aren’t going to provide…
Blog: Don't Let Your Livelihood Go Up In Flames

Don’t Let Your Livelihood Go Up in Flames

By Amy Ayers, BS, RDH I’ve always been a cautious individual. I never wanted scars or great stories of how I narrowly escaped harm. I like my teeth, limbs, and eyebrows just the way they came, and the emergency room doesn’t seem thrilling. However, I realize there are some daredevils out there. I knew a…
International Assistance Dog Week at Modern Practice Solutions

International Assistance Dog Week

by Kristi May MS, CVPM, LVMT, BSA, AHT, ABCDT, CHA Cert Riding Lesson Instructor, CHA EFM, Cert Equine Nutrition, Cert Animal Cognitive Behavior August 4-10, 2019 is International Assistance Dog Week (IADW)! IADW was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. The goals of IADW are to:…
HIPAA Audit Logs Blog - Modern Practice Solutions

The Importance of Audit Logs

By: Jodie Cannon, BS, HCISPP Some of the top breaches happen due to unauthorized users accessing ePHI. What exactly is an unauthorized user? An unauthorized user is any individual(s) who have not been authorized or have not been given access to ePHI. It is the person or persons who used the protected health information or…
Workplace Violence Policy Blog at Modern Practice Solutions

Workplace Violence Policy & Abusive Conduct Prevention Policy

By Olivia Wann, JD Have you been bullied in the workplace?  “Bullying” and abusive conduct may include persistent, multiple, unreasonable incidents that offend, degrade, intimidate, or humiliate a person. Bullying includes acts of cruelty, belittlement, degradation, yelling or screaming, excessive or unjustified criticism, public reprimand or behavior intended to punish, such as ignoring or excluding…