Comprehensive HIPAA Technology Audit: Make your Dental Practice HIPAA Compliant
While HIPAA was enacted in 1996, significant changes occurred in recent years that place significant financial risks on dental practices, physicians’ offices and all Covered Entities and their Business Associates. The 2009 HITECH Act modified the data breach law and funded enforcement programs with performance incentives given to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. State attorneys general were given authority to enforce the HIPAA civil penalties. The result; more enforcement has happened over the past 3 years than the previous 7 years combined.
To ensure your dental practice is HIPAA compliant, we highly recommend a Technology Audit / Risk Analysis for all companies in the Healthcare industry. It is a great way to start your relationship with Darkhorse Tech and find out where you are leaving yourself open to liability and/or fines.