ethics, insurance, and legal

HIPAA or PIPEDA at Your Fingertips

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For all its good intentions, HIPAA (known as PIPEDA in Canada) is a pain in the backside. Yes, granted, what it’s intended to do is keep personal health/ medical information safe and away from the eyeballs and datasets it shouldn’t be seen in – a good thing. But of course, as we all know, the road to heaven is paved with all those good intentions… and here we are 25 and 20 years after their implementation, and that heaven-bound road …

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Pandemic! Improve Your Service to Clients and Grow Your Practice

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We hope you took our last to tip heart, Home Schooling for Advocates and Care Managers, and have sprung into action. Since then, we have launched our newest course here at PracticeUP! Online:  Pandemic! Take Care of Clients, Preserve and Grow Your Practice…  It’s free!  Further, you can earn CEs for taking it, too…  So why wouldn’t you want to take this course? Here are a few details:

End-of-Year Clean Up, and a Tiny Detail That Speaks Volumes

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As business owners, there are several tasks that need to be handled as the new year rolls around. If you are a new business owner, you may – or may not – have a list of To Dos like I do. Here are some examples, including one seemingly tiny detail that so often gets overlooked, but can be totally off-putting to anyone who sees it. On January 1, repeating each year on my calendar, my list of tasks includes things …

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A One Word Action Step For Us All

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This week’s TIP is a reminder to us all – including myself! – because it’s too easy to violate this one word action step. I cite it today because I was actually guilty of failing to do this myself – and then had to apologize, and fix the problem, a problem which, had I paid attention, would not have happened. I wasted her time, my time, and it took far more effort to fix the problem than it would have …

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Here a Hacker, There a Hacker – How Hackers Will Affect Your Practice (Even if You Don’t Think They Can)

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… Everywhere a hacker, hacker! And if you think you and your practice aren’t affected by hackers, there is one way you could be, without even realizing it. Hackers are experts at getting inside website code, and they do it constantly. In fact, on any given day, among PracticeUP! websites and sister websites, hacking attempts are made hundreds of times EACH DAY. Hackers are typically trying to accomplish a few things: Steal credit card information. Steal identity information including not …

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