Dalen Dental Clinic Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Dalen Dental Clinic in Whitefish, MT, has been confirmed as achieving compliance with the Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the standards of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Dental practices that conduct transactions electronically are classed as HIPAA-covered entities and are required to be compliant with the HIPAA Rules. Achieving and ensuring continued compliance can be a challenge, which is why many practices seek assistance from third-party firms. Dalen Dental Clinic chose Compliancy Group and used its HIPAA methodology, which includes a Six Stage Implementation Program, and the use of a HIPAA-compliance tracking software solution called The Guard.

“We as a private practice chose Compliancy Group and The Guard to take us through HIPAA compliance because it was recommended and it has benefited our office by keeping all of our staff aware of how secure things need to be, being HIPAA compliant is a priority of ours, we as an office strive to keep our patients and their health history safe and secure,” said Dr. Jeff Dalen.

After completing the program, which includes a comprehensive risk analysis and remediation process, Dalen Dental Clinic was assessed by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts, who confirmed that the practice was fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules and awarded the practice the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future patients that Dalen Dental Clinic is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of patients’ protected health information and has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program to ensure continued compliance.

“Our office is proud to have completed advanced HIPAA training to help further protect our patients and learn about the importance of patient privacy to help achieve high-quality care,” said Dr. Jeff Dalen. “As a small-town family practice continues to grow, we want to ensure the practice and patients have the best experience by having technology but also protecting patients’ health information to a high degree. We look forward to serving our patients and community with the highest oral health care possible.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.