Beware of New Phone Scam

At this point, you may have already had a call from “Microsoft” where some barely-intelligible foreign “help desk” technician looks to “help” you with a remote support session. They have been calling our house multiple times, I like to play along for a while, playing different characters from completely skeptical and difficult to speak with […]

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Mandatory e-Prescriptions: coming to New York State

Mandatory e-prescriptions requirement – March 2015 Time flies, and mandatory e-prescriptions will be here before you know it.  According to the New York State Department of Health:  By March 27, 2015, all prescriptions (including prescriptions for non-controlled substances) issued in New York State must be electronically transmitted, with certain limited exceptions.  Even if you generate […]

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Patient Communication Software – which one do I choose?

There are several choices of “big names” when it comes to Patient Communication Software..which one is right for your practice? All of these Patient Communication software solutions offer at least one-way Practice Management/EHR integration.  Obviously check with each company to see if your specific software/version is supported.  The Patient Communication software pulls information from your […]

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How To – Opt Out of Facebook Targeted Ads

  How to opt out of Facebook Targeted Ads – A.K.A: “Online Behavioral Advertising” Just the name alone makes you think “Brave New World” or “1984”.   You perform one web search and all of a sudden, your Facebook feed is fulled with sponsored ads for those exact products or services.  No matter what way you […]

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NRAD Medical Associates faces huge HIPAA breach

Another HIPAA breach: Almost 100,000 patients have been notified that an employee “accessed and acquired” the protected health information from the office billing system.  This HIPAA breach included the following personal information: names addresses dates of birth social security numbers health insurance information diagnostic codes and procedure codes The company has since notified affected patients […]

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Caries Detection as a diagnostic tool in dentistry

  The latest in diagnostic imaging technology are caries detection devices using LED’s or transillumination.  Some companies have now developed caries detection cameras and integrated them into imaging software solutions, rather than being a stand alone device. For example, the Dexis CariVu is the newest caries detection camera: it displays in a familiar way (lesions […]

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