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Brightsquid's HIPAA audit proof messaging ready for 35,000 dentists

Thursday, July 21, 2016 Dental News J E 4
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CALGARY, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Over 35,000 users of Dentrix can now safely message patients and colleagues directly from the leading dental Practice Management Software. Secure-Mail for Dentrix delivers HIPAA compliant communications with patients and colleagues straight from Dentrix - saving administrative time, and cutting costs significantly.

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Secure-Mail for Dentrix was developed by the dental industry's leading HIPAA compliant communication provider, Brightsquid, working closely with Dentrix to deliver an integrated secure messaging platform for Dentrix users. Using Secure-Mail for Dentrix, clinics can quickly start a new secure message to a patient or provider with the click of a button, and the system automatically records message data in the patient journal.

The Brightsquid platform on which Secure-Mail for Dentrix was built complies with HIPAA regulations so that any practice using the software as their primary means of sharing patient information is protected in the event of an audit. Over 17,000 dental clinics already rely on Brightsquid to protect patient privacy and prevent the costly repercussions of a privacy breach.

In the absence of Secure-Mail for Dentrix, dental offices too often use basic email such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Outlook, or regular mail to send protected health information. While snail mail drains thousands of dollars from practices each year, basic email violates HIPAA regulations and puts patients at risk of identity theft.

By integrating with Dentrix, Secure-Mail for Dentrix gives clinics a productivity enhancing alternative to non-compliant and more costly methods of sharing patient information. The service further out-shines basic email and eliminates costly couriers by accommodating 500MB in attachments per message - an important feature for dentist sharing or consulting on large imaging files.

"Secure-Mail for Dentrix is absolutely helpful to our practice," said Trish Silva, Business Manager at Markuson Gee Dentistry. "Because it writes back to the journal, I can check message history to see messages sent and when. We use it with referring providers and patients for all healthcare related communication, which saves time because otherwise, I'd have to print and mail."

"We were excited when product leadership at Dentrix affirmed the need for an integrated secure messaging application for their customers," Explains Brightsquid CEO, Rohit Joshi. "As HIPAA audits become more prevalent in dentistry, our customers ask for more ways Secure-Mail can be integrated into their practice. Dental clinics often struggle with the perceived extra workload required for HIPAA compliance, this integration between Dentrix and Secure-Mail helps dentists gain compliance while also easing their administrative workload."

About Brightsquid: Brightsquid Secure-Mail exists to expedite more accurate treatment and facilitate greater health for all by enabling HIPAA compliant communication between everyone involved in patient care. The Secure-Mail platform is used by more than 17,000 dental clinics to protect patient privacy and prevent the costly repercussions of a privacy breach.

SOURCE Brightsquid

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