Posts by Olivia Wann

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…

CDC Publishes New Guidelines for TB

by Olivia Wann, JD Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new guidelines, Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC on May 17, 2019.  These revised recommendations update those published in year 2005.  The goal in healthcare is to provide early identification…
Risk Analysis/Risk Management at Modern Practice Solutions

Risk Analysis/Risk Management

Has your organization completed a current Risk Assessment? Do you have a Risk Management Work Plan in your office? by Jodie Cannon, BS, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant All ePHI that is created, received, maintained, or transmitted by an organization is subject to the HIPAA Security Rule. What is the HIPAA Security Rule exactly? “The HIPAA Security Rule…
HIPAA & Cybersecurity blog

HIPAA and Cybersecurity

Are you practicing good “Cyber Hygiene”? by Jodie Cannon, BS, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant It’s no secret that HIPAA regulatory compliance can be very time consuming and substantially increase costs. Confusing, obtuse regulations written in difficult to understand language can be bewildering and overwhelming for healthcare organizations, especially small to midsize organizations with limited management resources. HIPAA…

The Importance of HIPAA Training

by Jodie Cannon, BS, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that over half of data breaches are caused by internal issues – many of which are directly related to a lack of effective employee training. You can read more about the recent study at https://www.hcinnovationgroup.com/cybersecurity/news/13030905/study-internal-negligence-not-hackers-responsible-for-half-of-data-breaches. Clearly employee…
10 Common Questions about HIPAA, Answered

10 Most Common Questions about HIPAA

by Jodie Cannon, BS, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant We get a lot of questions from our clients and thought we would share some of the most frequent with you: Q. When can we say we are HIPAA compliant? A. We get this question a lot. There is no definitive answer on this. However, based on what we…

CE Requirements for Tennessee Dental Offices

by Olivia Wann, JD As we approach the end of the year, please be sure your entire team has satisfied continuing education (CE) requirements. The Board of Dentistry requires strict compliance. Additionally, verify that the dental licenses are current. Failure to maintain a current license is a costly mistake that has a negative impact on…
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