HIPPA Hype Happens: Understanding Data Safety and Patient Confidentiality

11/15/2013 • 3 CEUs
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Did you conduct a technology security review, update your business associates agreements, have patients sign an updated privacy form and establish a disaster plan in the event of a data breach? September 23, 2013 was the date that US dentists were supposed to have done all that and more to be in compliance with the updated HIPPA Omnibus Final Rule. If you answered no, you are not alone most dentists are struggling with the new rules.

As a dental professional you have a moral and legal obligation to protect your patient's confidentiality. HIPPA is the law and like it or not dentists have an obligation to comply. Compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. On the other hand there are important real world measures dentists should be taking beyond the paperwork that can make an actual difference in patient data security.

In addition to HIPPA there is the HITECH law that calls for severe fines and more to dental offices that experience a data breach.

This is an entertaining, must see presentation from the nation's leading high tech dentist. There will be something for both the beginner and the high tech power user all delivered in a fun and easy to understand style.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the basic provisions of the HIPPA Omnibus Final Rule;
  • Understand the basic provisions of the HITECH law;
  • Identify resources to help secure practice data and comply with the law; and
  • Distinguish between what matters and what doesn't regarding data safety.


Supported by PACT-ONE Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Larry Emmott:

Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry and he is considered the leading dental high tech authority in the country. He has over thirty years of experience as a practicing general dentist in Phoenix. He will have you laughing while you are learning.  He has been published hundreds of times in leading national magazines; he is the technology editor for Dentalcompare and has a regular column in the AzDA Journal Inscriptions. He was recognized as one of the top ten dentists in social media and has been a pioneer in online publishing with his blog Emmott onTechnology.com.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Affiliated and Associated with Emmott on Technology, LLC. 


1:00pm-1:30pm – Registration
1:30pm-4:30pm – Course