HIPAA compliance can be intimidating. You probably hear about HIPAA violations all the time, where companies are forced to pay hefty penalties for failure to follow the rules. Healthcare systems in particular frequently make the news for exposure of protected health information (PHI). Patent data requires different levels of security than other files, and HIPAA strictly reinforces the law to keep all forms of personal data private.
Certain dental and medical practices don’t see the value in a proper network assessment. But network security is pertinent in these fields, as healthcare companies are at a much higher risk for attack, due to the vast wealth of protected health information (PHI) they house.
Insight into what questions dental and medical practices should ask managed IT providers as they are searching for one. The checklist also dives into red flags to be on the look-out for.
Dental service organizations (DSOs) can be quite a favorable choice for both dental workers and practice owners. For employees, the benefits of working for a DSO versus a private practice can be substantial, like receiving student loan reimbursement. While for owners, these organizations often take care of all the tedious clerical work, like managing payroll.