PCIHIPAA Receives PACE Approval by The Academy of General Dentistry
PCIHIPAA has received Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) designation by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and will now provide CE credits
SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — PCIHIPAA recently introduced OfficeSafe™, a new technology platform to help medical and dental practices comply with stringent Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Today, they announced their OfficeSafe™ compliance program will now include continuing education credits.
PCIHIPAA’s PACE approval comes on the heels of a slew of ransomware attacks, and other cyber-related incidents that have plagued the healthcare industry. Risks surrounding securing protected health information (PHI), and navigating HIPAA compliance requirements, continue to make headlines. In fact, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently announced that random HIPAA audits are expected to continue throughout 2017 because of the rising number of claims that protected health information has been compromised. As the Office for Civil Rights has become more aggressive with HIPAA enforcement, large settlements have become widespread, and penalties for HIPAA noncompliance are now a recurring reality.
PCIHIPAA will now provide CE hours directly to its dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and other professionals who attend PCIHIPAA’s webinars, study courses, and various learning programs. PCIHIPAA plans to continue taking a leadership role in educating the industry on ways to quickly and easily mitigate inherent risks relating to HIPAA compliance and patient data security. Their webinar “50 Ways to Protect Your Practice,” will be one of PCIHIPAA’s initial CE courses.
“AGD’s mission is to help their members grow their business and protect their profession. PCIHIPAA is honored to have received PACE designation by AGD,” said Jeff Broudy, CEO of PCIHIPAA. Broudy adds, “We plan on creating a win-win for our clients, by continuing to educate the industry about HIPAA compliance and data breach protection while providing CE hours along the way.”
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PCIHIPAA is an industry leader in PCI and HIPAA compliance by providing turnkey, convenient solutions for its clients. Their OfficeSafe™ compliance program is now used by 1,000’s of healthcare professionals nationwide. PCIHIPAA offers a complimentary HIPAA risk assessment at www.pcihipaa.com and helps practices implement regulatory safeguards easily and affordably. Learn more at OfficeSafe.com and PCIHIPAA.com.
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