Posts by Olivia Wann

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…

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…
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