Today, Joe Sanok speaks with Roy Huggins about HIPAA and Tech Peace of Mind.
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In This Podcast:
Technology can protect you, but you need to be diligent in keeping your files secure. Make sure you use strong passwords and make use of a password management program to keep track of your passwords.
Make sure you use the right software, i.e.: practice management system. Confidentiality in Private Practice is extremely important.
Keep your tech away from kids!
Check what information companies that you work with hold, specifically with regards to your clients.
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Meet Roy Huggins
When it comes to digital ethics quandaries, security and privacy in your practice and other tech concerns for therapists, sometimes you need a lot of help. Roy’s happy to be there for you when you do.
Roy consults with helping professionals, one-on-one or in groups, on topics such as these:
- Making your tech setup (computer, smart phone, tablet computer, email, texting, etc.) HIPAA compliant
- Policies and plans for handling client security and privacy in an appropriate way for your practice and your clients
- Ethical quandaries surrounding digital ethics and HIPAA
- Some aspects of online marketing
Roy also can help solo and very small group practices perform a security risk analysis, which is an essential part of HIPAA compliance and just a good idea for keeping you and your clients safe. Risk analysis also lets you get out of the stressful rat race of trying to find “HIPAA compliant” products and services — an activity which is not, ironically, HIPAA compliant. For those with whom Roy consults, risk analysis can be performed via phone and takes anywhere from 2 hours to 8 hours depending on the complexity of your practice.
Meet Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC is one of the world’s leading private practice consultants. He is the owner of the Traverse City counseling practice, Mental Wellness Counseling. Joe helps counselors to start private practices and grow them.