Welcome solo and group practice owners! We are Liath Dalton and Evan Dumas, your co-hosts of Group Practice Tech.

In this episode, we’re talking about ways to start 2024 off with an optimized and fortified practice. 

We discuss starting the new year on a solid foundation; reviewing current group practice systems and tech stacks; ensuring your team has the training they need; checking devices and device security; risk analysis and mitigation; reviewing policies and procedures as well as HIPAA manuals; and the PCT resources that can help you with each of these tips. 

PCT Resources

 

  • Device security resources:
    • Group Practice Care Premium 
      • for weekly (live & recorded) direct support & consultation service, Group Practice Office Hours
      • + assignable staff HIPAA Security Awareness: Bring Your Own Device training + access to Device Security Center with step-by-step device-specific tutorials & registration forms for securing documenting personal & practice-provided devices (for *all* team members at no per-person cost)
      • +  assignable staff HIPAA Security Awareness: Remote Workspaces training for all team members + access to Remote Workspace Center with step-by-step tutorials & registration forms for securing documenting Remote Workspaces(for *all* team members at no per-person cost)
      • + more
  • Computer and Smartphone HIPAA Security Checklist for Therapists
  • Policy & Procedure and HIPAA Manual Resources:
    • PCT’s  Group Practice PCT Way HIPAA Compliance Manual & Materials  — comprehensive customizable HIPAA Security Policies & Procedure and materials templates specifically for mental health group practices. with a detailed step-by-step project plan and guided instructions for adopting & implementing efficiently
    • Policies & Procedures include: Customizable templates that address each of the HIPAA Security Rule Standards. Ready for plug-and-play real practice application.
      • Computing Devices and Electronic Media Technical Security Policy
      • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
      • Communications Security Policy
      • Information Systems Secure Use Policy
      • Risk Management Policy
      • Contingency Planning Policy
      • Device and Document Transport and Storage Policy
      • Device and Document Disposal Policy
      • Security Training and Awareness Policy
      • Passwords and Other Digital Authentication Policy
      • Software and Hardware Selection Policy
      • Security Incident Response and Breach Notification Policy
      • Security Onboarding and Exit Policy
      • Sanction Policy Policy
      • Release of Information Security Policy
      • Remote Access Policy
      • Data Backup Policy
      • Facility/Office Access and Physical Security Policy
      • Facility Network Security Policy
      • Computing Device Acceptable Use Policy
      • Business Associate Policy
      • Access Log Review Policy
    • Forms & Logs include:
      • Workforce Security Policies Agreement
      • Security Incident Report
      • PHI Access Determination
      • Password Policy Compliance
      • BYOD Registration & Termination
      • Data Backup & Confirmation
      • Access Log Review
      • Key & Access Code Issue and Loss
      • Third-Party Service Vendors
      • Building Security Plan
      • Security Schedule
      • Equipment Security Check
      • Computing System Access Granting & Revocation
      • Training Completion
      • Mini Risk Analysis
      • Security Incident Response
      • Security Reminder
      • Practice Equipment Catalog
    • + Workforce Security Manual & Leadership Security Manual — the role-based practical application oriented distillation of the formal Policies & Procedures
    • + 2 complimentary seats of the Security Officer Endorsement Training Program (1 for Security Officer; 1 for Deputy (or future Deputy) Security Officer.

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