Texting has become a popular form of communication in the 21st century. This makes sense since it provides a convenient way to make direct contact with others. However, dentists and other medical professionals should be aware of the potential pitfalls of text-based conversations. Without this type of awareness, it’s possible for providers to miscommunicate with [...]
When it comes to dental malpractice insurance, cyber liability protection is an essential part that protects your dental business from serious expenses in the event of a data breach, malware, or viruses. Cyber liability protection is also referred to as cyber security protection, data breach coverage, information security insurance, cyber risk protection, etc.
Data compromise situations can occur from many different angles and through many different methods, such as network or PC hacking, accidentally exposing confidential information that someone has viewed, employees stealing information, email attachment infections, and more. Quality cyber liability protection from HMBD protects you from many headaches and expenses when a cyber security threat has [...]
In the US, governmental laws and legislation help dental professionals protect and secure confidential information through data policies and procedures. While many are guides, others are law. The 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that specific measures for storing patient data be taken, as well as giving a patient the right to [...]
Data breaches are becoming more common in today’s world, especially since companies and/or medical professionals rely on digital management to handle everyday operations, whether that be customer databases, client history, company financials, inventory data, expense records, employee data, tax records, and more. It is important to stay protected from financial disasters that could kick start [...]
Repairing and remedying cyber theft issues has caused businesses to lose millions of dollars in the process to recover and repair from data breaches. As a dental professional, you don’t want to lose hard-earned income, even though it may not rank up in the millions like big corporations. It could, but will most likely rank [...]
As a dental professional, whether as an individual or as one within a practice, it is important to analyze your insurance in general and determine the most important areas of need. As you can see, cyber liability insurance for dentists should be ranked towards the top, along with dental malpractice insurance. Even if you own [...]
Your profession is subject to many digital theft/breach scenarios and it can be hard to maintain secure operations through all employees and all processes at all times. In other words, there are always ways to slip or miss something important, and it can be hard to provide 24/7 monitoring of everything that goes on within [...]