IT solutions for dental offices have always been a specialty of Dr. Lorne Lavine, which is why he settled on the moniker The Digital Dentist. Backed by a complete site re-design, Dr. Lavine has rolled out Practice Byte Guard—a new suite of services designed to manage all of your practice’s IT needs. After working with dental practices across the US and Canada for the last 20 years, Dr. Lavine has assembled this software package to cater to the most-wanted and requested needs of dental professionals. HIPAA compliance assistance, multi-leveled data management and network security make up the separate components of Practice Byte Guard. Dr. Lavine announced the release in an email late last week:
"I know dentists. I know you'd rather spend time on your patients than tend to a computer. I know that you'd be lost if your server data vanished. I know that you’d be close to bankrupt if hit with a slew of HIPAA violation fines," says Lavine.
He's right; HIPAA is kicking into high-gear later in 2013 with the enacting of the Omnibus Rule – raising the fine cap to $1.5 million dollars per calendar year. That alone could bankrupt any practice, but so could losing your server or leaving yourself vulnerable to network attacks.
Practice Byte Guard truly is an exciting product, which is why we're taking time out of our regularly scheduled Incisor posts to bring you the news of its release. Head on over to The Digital Dentist website to take a look at everything that it has to offer and let us know in the comments if these issues—HIPAA, data management and network security – have posed a problem for you in your practice.