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September 12, 2013 News Cloud computingElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Seven Deadly Sins

by lorne

Seven Deadly Sins?   Many offices are now moving towards a chartless or even paperless environment. Practice management data, images, accounting data, documents, almost all of the critical data for the office is in an electronic format. The challenge for

February 5, 2013 News Data storageElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionNew Technologies

I Got Your “Back”

by lorne

For offices that are using practice management software and digital imaging, the need to have a proper backup protocol in place is absolutely critical. Few offices would be able to easily recover from the loss of their most important data,

July 6, 2012 News Cloud computingData storageElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionNew Technologies

Up in the Cloud

by lorne

As anyone who has to use technology daily knows (and that applies to everyone reading this article!), technology is a quickly moving target. Technologies that seemed so fresh and new just a few short years ago now seem passé and

May 4, 2012 News Computer softwareEncryptionNew TechnologiesPractice managementTechnology

Backup Doesn’t Get you Back Up

by lorne

One of the biggest mistakes that I see dentists making is how they backup their data. Pretty much all backup systems work: external drives, tape, CD/DVD, online…almost all will likely give you a proper backup of your data. However, that’s

April 1, 2012 News Dental AssociationsElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionGovernanceGovernment regulationsPosition paperPrivacy issuesTransparency

Once more into the breach mes enfants – ENCRYPTION IN ONTARIO!

by ken

I’ve forgotten how many times an entry has asked for clarity, transparency, openness from the members of the committee appointed by the RCDSO to address this issue, however, the GUIDELINES are out and in all candour, frankfurterness, I haven’t a

February 19, 2012 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

EHR

by ken

It’s coming……….begin the process……….know what to expect, contact your PMS vendor and ask what they are doing in anticipation of the forth or fifthcoming RCDSO mandate in Ontario and the inevitability of the requirements for all dental offices in Canada

February 7, 2012 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Who knows who owns the data; only the shadow knows….

by ken

From Larry Emmott’s newsletter Feb 2012 and other resources………time to start making inquiries…… Who owns the digital records you keep; who owns the data. I bring this up because EHR is “here” in Canada, paperless is no longer just a

January 29, 2012 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Repetition is the curse of the doctor-patient engagement

by ken

How many times as a doctor do you ask the same questions over and over again as part of the routine process of taking a history from your patient? And how often as a patient do you have to answer those same questions each time you see

January 15, 2012 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Digitizing Health Records, Before It Was Cool

by ken

It will be cool to digitize health records and encrypt correspondence, as it will invariably lead to a safer office environment and hopefully make it easier to create a dental educational Internet; however, I remain insistent that mandating it before

December 24, 2011 News Computer softwareData storageEncryptionGeneral NewsInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesPrivacy issuesTechnology

Encryption – yawn!!! – been there, done that – wait six months

by ken

The most exciting thing about technology is it enables one to be creative in ways unimaginable in the era prior to the Internet.  Digital signatures are currently necessary; however, a pain as they require acknowledgment, a lot of software futzing

December 24, 2011 News APPsCloud computingComputer softwareData storageElearningElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Visual communications solutions

by ken

Not sure why, but I tend to avoid banner ads……mistake in this case – http://www.servdentist.com/products_overview.en.html Banner at the top of the OHJ website – reviewed on the fly, but once the site came up – WOW!!!  We are blessed here

December 17, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Encryption anon – yep it’s a bee in the bonnet!

by ken

It’s not encryption per se that is agitating me, it’s the implementation of the mandate and the cost considerations, particularly if iTrans doesn’t meet the standard, which would require a simple comment to clarify. What I can find is from

December 17, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

I guess no one wants to chatter about encryption – ODDS BODKINS!!!

by ken

Have tried the honey technique to get folks to chatter about impending encryption issues in Ontario for inter-collegial communication, but to no avail, to no email as well.  Take a gander at the iTrans promo piece from the JayZCDA (bolded

December 7, 2011 News BlogsBurn outDental AssociationsDental ethicsDental industryElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Encryption – is there a reason why it’s not being explained?

by ken

A individual in attendance at an Ontario Dental Association meeting last evening was told, that unless email messages pertaining to patients are sent “encrypted” between colleagues, they are in essence inappropriate, perhaps illegal and tantamount to violation of the Piracy

November 20, 2011 News BlogsEncryption

Wiki waki woo……..

by ken

I’m in the midst of building a Wiki for the ROOTS forum……it’s become impossible to keep any semblance of order with the explosive number of blogs that are appearing minute by minute in the dental world.  There has to be

November 13, 2011 News Cloud computingDental TeamDigital radiographyElearningElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Dentists ready for eHealth surgery

by ken

Please read this very carefully – I’ve been encouraging the folks on the committee to mandate encryption of records and communication in Ontario to step out from behind the curtain with no real luck.  Again, read VERY carefully and note

November 12, 2011 News ElearningElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionInnovations in dentistry

RecordLinc Enables Sharing of Patient Dental Records to Maximize Quality of Patient Care

by ken

By Marty Jablow SILICON VALLEY, CA (November 3, 2011) – RecordLinc Inc., a company created by dental professionals dedicated to providing communication solutions for fellow dental professionals, has released an innovative electronic dental record solution for patient file-sharing, dentist-to-dentist communication, and dental practitioner collaboration that

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Shifting encryption gears

by ken

It seems unlikely that those who are working with the RCDSOntario will choose to enter a constructive dialogue on encryption and the drive to mandate, quelle domage or fromage, never did do well in French. SLIPSTREAM Just Give Me the

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform

by ken

This discourse needs to continue. The offer remains on the table or in this case the tablet…..this blog, any blog is a forum for dialogue. It will be handled with professionalism and respect……………mandated encryption in Ontario will likely lead to

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Push For Electronic Medical Records Must Slow Down, For Security’s Sake

by ken

I am not decrying the need to encrypt, simply concerned that the cart is typically being put way before the horse and the horse will get a hernia trying to push, not pull. “I look forward to medical records going electronic,”