Don’t Be a Victim

One occurrence of a HIPAA breach brings a fine averaging a couple thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If someone steals your backup drive, if your data is not encrypted, if someone sells profiles of your patients, you will have to report it when it happens. That means paying a fine per patient.

But even worse than the fines, your reputation, your brand, is ruined.

You’ll have to send a letter to every single patient. The violation will be published. Don’t risk it. Protect your patients and your brand. Feel secure.

We can’t guarantee nothing will ever happen. But we can set you up securely, encrypt data where it happens, and train your staff how to deal with the new computer systems.

Get HIPAA Technology Compliant

Why It’s Important for Dentists to Hire HIPAA Knowledgeable Tech Experts

Protect yourself. Protect yourself. Protect yourself.

First things first, there’s something you should know. ICT Dental alone cannot make your office HIPAA compliant. That’s up to you, and it involves setting up policies for your practice and attending training courses. What we can do is create a HIPAA Technology Compliant environment, train your staff, and talk with you about what else you need to do to prepare.

That said, ICT Dental does account for a solid 40% of compliance. That’s reassurance you can get by trusting us, as the dental technology experts, to do it right, or a huge risk you can take by hiring someone else.

The minute your computer or laptop with patient information walks out the door, if it’s not secure, you’re at risk of a HIPAA violation. We do it right.

The risk is not worth it. HIPAA violations have cost dentists like you hundreds of thousands of dollars. That call to the government to report a breach is worse than gut-wrenching. After all, dentists are trained to deal with teeth, not computers. But if you can show that you have taken major steps toward HIPAA compliance; if you can prove that you’re doing your best to protect Patient Health Information, you greatly reduce your risk of exorbitant fines.

A couple of years ago, ICT Co-Founder Eric Soto attended a California Dental Association meeting in Los Angeles, as we often do to keep up on dental technology, trends and needs, and to educate and inform dentists about our tech services as guest speakers. What he learned that year reinforced what we were already doing to keep information, hardware and software secure, but it also changed some of our practices, ensuring even better security than before.

Here are just a few of the policies we have in place and steps we take to protect you.

  • Safes in our vans and technician vehicles.
  • Official processes and procedures to deal with Patient Health Information (PHI).
  • We train your staff on best practices, and install antivirus software to protect you data.
  • We back up drives, servers, emails and transmission of internet data.
  • Where data resides, we encrypt it.

Our work with you is completely transparent. Everything we do is logged and recorded, so you know what’s been done.

See What These Dentists Say About HIPAA Compliance

“When it comes to patient sensitive data, I like to share my liability across the board, to show that I’ve hired an expert, a technician to manage my network and my security, so that if anything happens, I can at least show that I’ve made an effort to have somebody put the infrastructure in place for the security and the laws that are in place now.”

Dr. Armen Mirzayan, DDS

“Any IT guy can come fix your laptop, right? Until there’s patient information on it. Then Joe IT Guy can’t touch it. Literally, cannot touch it by law. (We help dentists) create a HIPAA compliant environment. Joe IT Guy is going to come in and he’s going to pick up that laptop and walk right out the door. HIPAA violation right there.”

Mike MustacICT Co-Founder

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