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HIPAA - starting with the basics - Part I

You cringe when you see that acronym. You want to keep patient information private of course, but how and to what extent are the unknowns that the complexity of HIPAA regulations create. So let's make it a little easier and break it up, starting with one of the most critical components. 

Multi-tasking: Not all we thought it was?

 

I came across an article that I had to read a few times. At the time I was also creating a new spotify playlist and ordering some computer memory, but I can multi-task with the best of them so it wasn’t a big deal. Except looking back, it was a big deal. 

I sure would like to use a Mac in my office….

I get lots of questions from Doctors who like their Macs but use Dentrix or Eaglesoft in their practice and therefore have to use PCs at work.  Well that isn't exactly true.

The end of Windows XP? Part 2 - The deadline approaches

We've been talking about this for awhile. First it was no more Windows XP on new computer, but now the deadline counts down to no more updates for XP. What does that mean?

WMDDS March Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to those who won our raffles at the last  event at Meijer Gardens. Thanks to everyone who came by to see us!

Passwords - Oh how I loathe thee

 

How can I loathe passwords less?

Yeah I know. I don’t like them either.  Want to know what I like less? Stolen documents, stolen personal information, and spam sent from my hacked email account. Believe me, everyone is at risk, and a good password policy is important. Let’s start with a test. How secure are your passwords?

 

Here is a fun test. Go to howsecureismypassword.net and have a go using some of your common passwords. What are you results? I’ll share. My email password is 1 million years. My logmein.com password is 26 million years. Another common one I use was 35 sextillion years. I’ll offer $100 to anyone who can guess it J

WMDDS January and March Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to those who won our raffles at the last 2 WMDDS events at Meijer Gardens. Thanks to everyone who came by to see us!

Also a reminder: Throughout March and April we are offering 50% off our onsite and offsite backup solutions.

What are my options for going paperless?

This is a good question because going paperless means something different to everyone. To some it means having absolutely no paper present in the Practice while to others it means utilizing one component of a paperless Practice, such as digital charting.

 

The focus of this article is to explore actual methods and products that can assist you in becoming paperless in the various areas of your Practice. At each stage of a patient visit there are opportunities to be paperless. These are explored below.