Posts by Olivia Wann

What’s the Routine if We Must Quarantine?

By Olivia Wann, BS, JD Give it fourteen if you must quarantine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance for the general public and health care settings. CDC published Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html. The following guidance applies to healthcare…

Employee Temperature Checks and Privacy Concerns

By Olivia Wann, BS, JD COVID-19 has presented numerous challenges in the workplace. During the period of shut down, numerous dental employees were either furloughed, laid off, or working virtually from their homes. Dentists received Guidance for Dental Settings published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The return to work brought many changes.…
TN Business Associate Pays $2.3 Million in HIPAA Violations

TN Business Associate Pays $2.3 Million in HIPAA Violations

Ouch! $2.3 million penalties assessed against a TN Business Associate, CHSPSC LLC.  The breach occurred in 2014 when the attackers were able to get into systems through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) using compromised admin credentials. The investigation is now complete, and penalties have now been assessed by the Office for Civil Rights.   These…
Workforce Privacy & Security Policies Blog

Workforce Privacy & Security Policies

Has your Practice implemented Workforce Security policies and procedures to determine whether a particular user has the right to access ePHI (electronic protected health information) based on his/her particular job duties and responsibilities? Some workforce members may require different levels of access based on his/her job function or role within your Practice. Do you have…

Laptops and Other Media Devices

by Jodie Cannon, BS, HCISPP, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant Are you utilizing laptops within your Practice that are being transported out of the office?  Do you have staff that are telecommuting with the use of laptops?  Are laptops being transported to multiple satellite locations? It is highly recommended to encrypt all media devices that may contain electronic…

Does OSHA regulate dentists?

Olivia Wann joined the Dental Guys to discuss what exactly determines how we practice when we go back to work? Recently, OSHA has weighed in with guidelines for dental practices to protect our workers. How much of the federal OSHA guidelines will apply to your state? Can this conflict with other authorities who say it…

Department of Labor Common Questions

The Department of Labor answers common questions: If my employer closed my worksite before April 1, 2020 (the effective date of the FFCRA), can I still get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave?No. If, prior to the FFCRA’s effective date, your employer sent you home and stops paying you because it does…

Recommended Protocol If You’re Suspending or Limiting Care

By Mike Rust, ProEdge Dedicated Dental Professionals, First off, thank you for taking great care of your patients. Infection prevention has never been so highlighted, but we know so many of you stay dedicated to the CDC’s recommendations every day. Second, many offices are reaching out with questions regarding waterline maintenance given that many offices are…
Menu
?
?