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Health Compliance Team Announces HIPAA Security Assessment Tool for Dental Practices

Summary: Health Compliance Team and PCIHIPAA announcde its partnership to help dental practices meet the newly mandated annual HIPAA security assessment requirement with their comprehensive online evaluation tool to provide an overall assessment of risks and key vulnerabilities.

New York, NY — February 23, 2016 Industry leaders, Health Compliance Team®, and PCIHIPAA® today announced its partnership to help dental practices meet the newly mandated annual HIPAA security assessment requirement, with their complimentary online tool designed to assist practices in a matter of minutes, with the information they need to evaluate their compliance risk, and avoid a data breach. This tool provides practices with compliance guidance, a 22-page custom report noting key vulnerabilities, an overall assessment of their level of risk, and risk score.

HIPAA Section Code 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) now mandates health care providers complete an annual security risk assessment to reveal key vulnerabilities and help prevent data breaches. Confusion over HIPAA requirements and aggressive targeting of medical practices by cyber criminals have increased incidences of data breaches and threats to cyber security and heightened the concern surrounding the safety of PHI (Protected Health Information).

“Our mission is to simply help dental practices easily and affordably navigate HIPAA requirements and provide solutions they need to protect themselves and their patients," said Dr. Donald Cohen CEO of Health Compliance Team. “ The risk assessment tool by PCIHIPAA is designed to help medical and dental practices complete HIPAA’s risk assessment requirement and also help uncover key vulnerabilities to address.  It’s the right first step for every medical or dental practice to take the mandatory risk assessment.”

“As cyber security threats remain a paramount concern among many Americans, HIPAA compliance enforcement will likely increase,” said Jeff Broudy CEO of PCIHIPAA. “In fact, The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has announced they are resuming the random HIPAA audit program. At PCIHIPAA, we are passionate about helping medical and dental practices quickly and easily navigate HIPAA requirements, and delivering solutions to protect patient health information.  We are excited to partner with Dr. Cohen and the Health Compliance Team. 

To access the evaluation tool, and receive your customized assessment visit: My HIPAA Assessment
About Health Compliance Team: Health Compliance Team (HCT) is the leading provider in dental practice compliance. HCT helps practices understand and navigate compliance issues related to their practice by delivering real-time consulting on a variety of services to help practices reach full compliance in all mandated areas. For more information visit HCT http://www.healthcomplianceteam.com/
About PCIHIPAA: PCIHIPAA is an industry leader in medical and dental compliance by providing turnkey, customizable solutions for its clients. PCIHIPAA minimizes the complexities of navigating financial and legal compliance to ensure that medical and dental practices are compliant, trained and prepared. Learn more at http://pcihipaa.com/

Marty Jablow DMD - Dental News and Technology

 
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