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Cybersecurity Training 101- Building the Human Firewall

This is an article written for Sally McKenzie’s newsletter The Dentist’s Network which can be found Here By Mike Whaley, Director of IT Security for CRC Technologies and DIA Member   It has been estimated that it can cost the victim of a healthcare data breach (the patient) $13,500 to recover after their medical data […]

HIPAA: As Easy as…PPT?

This is an article written for Sally McKenzie’s newsletter The Dentist’s Network which can be found Here By Amy Wood, President of ACS Technologies, LLC   Wouldn’t it be great if HIPAA was as easy as 123 or even ABC? Well, turns out it can be as easy as People, Process and Technology – or […]

Business Intelligence – The Next Big Thing in IT

This is an article written for Sally McKenzie’s newsletter The Dentist’s Network which can be found Here   Over the last few years we have heard a lot about the cloud and “big data”. But isn’t all that for big companies like Walmart and Amazon? The short answer is not anymore. Platforms like the cloud […]

There is Hope

“A Match Made in _____” Cyber Threats and HIPAA Compliance – There is Hope By Patrick Jacobwith, Sunset Dental President, DIA Guest Writer for Sally McKenzie   Are we at the beginning, middle or end?  Please let it be the end.  Recent events have caused many in the business community to think these thoughts, especially […]

Selling Your Practice? Beware of This Scam

Selling Your Practice? Beware of This Scam Amy Wood, ACS Technologies I can’t believe I have to write this, but I’ve been told of this scam by several dentists as well as practice transition consultants.  The scam is this:  A local doctor comes in looking to expand their patient database by purchasing your practice.  Seems […]

HIPAA Compliance: More than Just Data Breaches

DIA Board Member, Amy Wood, recently wrote this article for Sally McKenzie.  It can be seen in whole on her site HERE   HIPAA Compliance: More than Just Data Breaches By Amy Wood, President of ACS Technologies, LLC   At this point we have all heard about the data breaches and million dollar fines, and […]

IT Security: What Every Doctor Needs to Know

DIA past-president and member, Bryan Currier, recently wrote this article for Sally McKenzie.  It can be seen in whole on her site HERE   IT Security 101: What Every Doctor Needs to Know   What is IT Security? Defining IT Security is a good starting point since it can have different meanings to different people. […]

IT Nation 2017

      Have you heard about it? Have you attended? How much did you learn?   IT Nation, hosted by ConnectWise a long time partner of the DIA, is the premier conference for technology solution providers and the largest event of its kind – offering a world-class experience for attendees. Here at the DIA, […]

Did you know that your data can be compromised?

By Patrick Jacobwith, Sunset Dental President, DIA Guest Writer for Sally McKenzie     Hackers have become more sophisticated, and technology has advanced resulting in an increased level of vulnerability to your network. Did you know more than 400,000 new viruses were written in 2015? Did you know there is a daily “black market price” […]

Do your Dental Patients Witness you Violating HIPAA?

Dentistry IQ Article: August 29, 2016 By Amy Wood   HIPAA has been around for 20 years now, yet many dental practices have barely started their HIPAA compliance journey. Despite two decades of regulation, I see multiple violations before even passing the front desk in many offices. As a HIPAA Risk Assessor, I’m trained to […]