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Ransomware Hacks Expose HIPAA Vulnerabilities

Recent Ransomware Hacks of Two Dental Tech Companies Expose HIPAA Vulnerabilities (Protect Your Business with a Free Business Associate Agreement from CEDR).

In August, two separate dental technology companies were hacked and their data was held for ransom. That data included PHI for the patients of more than 400 dentists across the US.

Since the dentists were effectively locked out of their own patients’ data, those practices were left unable to operate (or even to get in touch with their patients to warn them, in some cases).

Worse yet, if those practitioners had neglected to put a Business Associate Agreement in place before the hacks, they could be held legally responsible for the breach of PHI, even if it was through no wrongdoing of their own.

The article explains what happened, how the dental community was affected, and what dental and medical professionals need to do to protect themselves from a HIPAA breach. You can find the full text of that piece HERE.

You can also get a free BAA for your practice by signing up for CEDR’s on-demand HIPAA training program, which is free to use for the first year (No credit card needed!). Furthermore, if you have questions or if you need guidance in your business, email CEDR at info@cedrsolutions.com or visit their MedResults Member landing page RIGHT HERE.

CEDR HR Solutions is a Preferred Vendor Partner of the MedResults Network and offers discounts on employee handbooks and HR support!

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