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Compliancy Group Confirms Smile Metrics Consulting Has Achieved HIPAA Compliance

The dental marketing consulting firm, Smile Metrics Consulting, has completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process and has demonstrated it has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

Smile Metrics Consulting helps dental practice owners discover how existing patients engage with their practice and shows them how patient interactions affect their bottom line. The company helps dental practices market their services more effectively to improve business growth.

In order to provide dental marketing optimization services to dental practices, Smile Metrics Consulting requires access to protected health information. As such, Smile Metrics Consulting is classed as a business associate under HIPAA and must therefore be compliant with HIPAA Rules.

“Smile Metrics Consulting ‘s services are largely focused upon optimizing a new-patient’s dental appointment experience from online search —rendering dental care—to post appointment care and scheduling necessary return visits in order to help dental patients keep their smiles healthy and bright. Doing so, requires access to protected health information,” said Michelle Nun, President, Smile Metrics Consulting.

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In order to demonstrate to clients that the company is fully HIPAA compliant, Smile Metrics Consulting partnered with Compliancy Group. Assisted by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Experts and using its proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking software, The Guard, Smile Metrics Consulting was able to demonstrate full compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus and Breach Notification Rules.

Smile Metrics Consulting has now been awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance, which allows the firm to differentiate its services and demonstrate to prospective clients that policies, procedures, and protocols are in place to ensure protected health information will be safeguarded at all times.

“Having obtained Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance, current and prospective clients of Smile Metrics Consulting can feel confident knowing their how their patient’s protected health information will be handled and protected from unauthorized users,” said Michelle Nun.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.