Get to know our President, Jimmy Georgiou

Jimmy Georgiou is the Founder and CEO of SolutionStart, a leading provider of technology solutions and services for the Dental Industry. Jimmy has over 19-years of strong experience in Information Technology with 15 of those focused entirely in the dental market.  He has established a proven track record of working with clients to understand their…

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Cedars-Sinai Breach Affects 33,000

By: Jeffrey Roman Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles says approximately 33,000 patients were affected by a data breach involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer from an employee’s home. The laptop, which the employee used for troubleshooting clinical laboratory reporting software, was stolen, along with personal items, from the employee’s home on June…

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Reminder: Update Your “Grandfathered” HIPAA Business Associate Agreements Now!

ARTICLE BY: Emily M. Hord McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC In January 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published its Final Rule, which significantly increased the privacy and security responsibilities for the “business associates” of “covered entities,” as those terms are defined by HIPAA. A provision within the Final Rule mandated that…

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DentistryIQ spotlights Aspida Mail

A sister company of SolutionStart, Aspida is an industry leader in providing affordable and easy to use solutions for securing and encrypting Protected Health Information that your practice shares. Check out the latest write-up on Aspida Mail from  DentistryIQ.com! There are numerous benefits of a wholesome lifestyle. But can medications help us? Nowadays, online is the ideal technique…

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DrBicuspid.com Feature – HIPAA Enforcement Activities Impact Small Group Practices

HIPAA enforcement activities impact small group practices By: Greg Ewing, JD, MPH, DrBicuspid.com Contributing Editor March 19, 2014 — This Second Opinion originally ran on the Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform (TDMR) website. DrBicuspid.com appreciates them allowing us to reprint this column in its entirety. For more information, please visit the TDMR website. It is safe to say that covered…

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Windows XP End of Life

Effective April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will no longer support XP and Office 2003 and effective July 7, 2015 Windows Server 2003. How does this affect your practice? According to HIPAA Security Rule section 164.308(a)(5)(ii)(B), organizations with sensitive personal health information must ensure: (B) Protection from malicious software (Addressable). Procedures for guarding against, detecting, and reporting…

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Cell Phone Security

An apple a day keeps the doctor way, unless you happen to be using an Apple iPhone. You may have heard that Apple released a security update for their ios7 and ios6 operating systems. This affects iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. The security flaw would allow hackers to jump in on your connection and…

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Virus Spotlight

A computer virus is a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Computer viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or instant messaging messages. Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files. Not…

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HIPAA Omnibus is here!

As most of you are aware, this past Monday, September 23rd marked the date for full compliance under HIPAA Omnibus’ latest regulations. But did you know the definition of a breach changed? That’s right! In the final rule published in the January 25th Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services altered the…

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