• OCR Levies Two HIPAA Fines Totaling $1,065,000 Amidst COVID-19
    Even in the midst of COVID-19, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) hasn’t let up on finding and enforcing HIPAA violations. Last month, within just one week, both a small health care provider along with a larger health system found themselves facing HIPAA violations that resulted in hefty fines Read more
  • 7 Recommendations for IT Security at Home During Coronavirus
    The Coronavirus has not slowed down Cybercriminals. In fact, business is booming. In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a warning about increased IT security risks Read more
  • Let the Cloud Protect Your Records During Hurricane Season
    First, the Coronavirus threatened the livelihood of your practice.  Now, on top of that, NOAA predicts an abnormally-active Atlantic hurricane season through November 30.  You can act now to protect Read more
  • Healthcare Sees Massive Increase in Cyber Losses, Says 2020 Claims Report.
    According to the recently released 2020 Cyber Digest: Analysis of 2019 Cyber Claims Data from our trusted cyber liability insurance provider, Tokio Marine HCC, healthcare providers have seen a massive, 254% Read more
  • Six Steps to Recover Revenue Lost During Coronavirus
    Nearly every Florida dentist is affected by the COVID-19 shutdown. The biggest concern: no patients presently in the chair means no incoming revenue.  It’s important to start planning NOW to Read more
  • How to Protect Your Future Income? Disability Insurance
    Can we take a few minutes to talk about the rest of your life? As a dentist, you’ve spent a lot of time and money investing in your career. So what are your goals? Buy a house, a new car, start your own practice? Your income and ability to make money is the foundation for all of your goals. You need to protect that foundation. You insure your house and your vehicle. Why wouldn’t you protect the very thing that affords you these items – your ability to produce an income? Read more
  • Ransomware: The Power is in Your Hands
    by FDA Services Inc. Ransomware has become the number one cyber threat to dental offices. The field of cyber security is largely mysterious to those outside of it, even though it Read more
  • Prevent Water Damage in Your Dental Practice
    FDA Services has seen a sharp increase in water damage claims for our dental offices in the last several years. These claims end up being extremely costly for practice owners Read more
  • Response to The Doctors Company’s Survey on Opioid Use
    By Roneet Lev, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of National Drug Control Policy On behalf of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), I would like to acknowledge Read more
  • Ransomware Attack Options: Restore, Pay, or Lose Patient Data
    By Craig Musgrave, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, The Doctors Company The news made national headlines: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer systems were down for more than a week* as the Read more
  • Electronic Health Records Continue to Lead to Medical Malpractice Suits
    The Doctors Company’s analysis of claims in which EHRs contributed to injury show a total of 216 claims closed from 2010-2018. The pace of these claims grew, from a low of 7 cases in 2010 to an average of 22.5 cases per year in 2017 and 2018. EHRs are typically contributing factors rather than the primary cause of claims, and the frequency of claims with an EHR factor continues to be low (1.1 percent of all claims closed since 2010). Still, as EHRs approach near-universal adoption, they may become a more prevalent source of risk. Read more
  • Crown Savings merchant, iCoreDental Practice Management Software, ‘Not' Subject to Type of Ransomware in the News
    Statement from Robert McDermott - President & CEO, iCoreConnect This week has brought reports of a number of U.S. dental offices held by ransomware.  These incidents were made possible by the Read more
  • Does Trial Lawyer Advertising Pose a Growing Risk to Public Health?
    What would you do if you saw a TV ad about a lawsuit against a drug company over a medication prescribed by your physician that you were currently taking? In 2017, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) asked that question of 1,335 adults—500 of whom were currently taking or had taken one of 12 prescription drugs frequently targeted by personal injury lawyers. Nearly half of the survey respondents said they would definitely or probably stop taking the drug immediately after seeing the ad. When shown an actual TV lawsuit ad about a drug they or a household member had taken, more than half said they would reduce the dosage to below the prescribed amount. Read more
  • Terminating Patient Relationships
    By Julie Brightwell, JD, RN, Director, Healthcare Systems Patient Safety, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company, and Richard Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Read more
  • Challenges of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Protect Your Patients and Yourself
    Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, The Doctors Company Doctors are increasingly faced with providing care to a multicultural society complicated by literacy issues. Ensuring Read more
  • Hackers See Your Practice as Easy Money
    There are reports from around the country of dentists being hacked. One dentist reported that her patients received “aggressive” emails telling them they owed money for services they never received. Read more

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