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URGENT HR Tips for South Texas Employers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

This message is primarily for those in the south Texas region dealing with the after effects of Hurricane Harvey. In the coming days, we will begin the very long journey towards normalcy.  It’s hard to imagine with streets underwater, homes still flooded, and the unsettling shock of this disaster still lingering. Nonetheless, we’re resilient.  When [..]

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Utility Gloves: Boring Equipment that Can Save Your Life!

Each year there are approximately 384,000 sharps related injuries to health care workers. That amounts to about 1,000 injuries per day at an average cost of about $3042 per victim. $1 Billion is spent annually on lab fees, testing, counseling, and post exposure follow ups from sharps related injuries. That doesn’t include the emotional fallout [..]

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The True Cost of Employee Turnover in Dental Practice

by: Stacey Bell, SPHR, Human Resources Specialist. Employee turnover refers to the percentage of workers who leave the company and are replaced buy new employees. This is one of the most common reason why companies need to recruit a new staff member.  You may have heard that recruiting a new employee and turnover are expensive, [..]

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Hiring & Recruiting Infographic for Dentist

Getting ready to hire again? Check out our really interesting Recruiting and Hiring infographic packed with fun hiring stats. Want to know how using a professional recruiter will save you time and money in the long run? Call us to set up a no-cost no-obligation recruiting consultation today. Plus we will give you some great [..]

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Dentists’ Attitudes About HIPAA- Where do you fall?

I talk with numerous dentists and staff about HIPAA compliance in their offices as I travel and lecture on HIPAA compliance. I am deeply concerned about dentist and staff members’ attitudes about HIPAA compliance. I’d like to share with you to help you understand the attitudes I regularly encounter. You will see why I am [..]

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The Value of Your Dental Records and What Happens with Stolen PHI

There’s a storm brewing, and you need to listen to this one….It’s gonna cost you. In 2017 healthcare providers are paying through the nose for HIPAA violations. The biggest liability? Humans. Yes, people are the biggest threat to privacy and information security. See all it takes is one of your untrained staff to open an e-mail, [..]

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HIPAA Policies (a must read and a MUST have)

  You should have employee medical records, no not dental records, medical records. OSHA medical records include information about work-related exposures, illnesses and injuries. The records also include hepatitis B vaccination records. These records are not protected under HIPAA and, as such, are not Protected Health Information. Another term you should know is ‘Workforce’. Your [..]

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Exceptions to Privacy- Protected Health Information

There are situations that you can use or disclose Protected Health Information and you do not need a signed authorization to do so. As we previously discussed, patients (or in some cases their caregivers) always have the Right of Access. Next, there are what are known as T-P-O exceptions. They are: TREATMENT – Dental offices [..]

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