Privacy awareness week

Privacy Awareness Week 2014 & your dental practice

Privacy Awareness Week
Privacy Awareness Week

The theme for Privacy Awareness Week is transparency.

We have just added to our transparency by making each patient aware of the benefits of letting us email correspondence and x-rays to specialists (and back) using standard email so we get superior records by removing the need for old fashioned scanning or expensive encryption. EVERYONE of our patients has said “What a good idea”. ¬†Of course we are sensible with what we send and have added a ‘signoff’ clause on the bottom of our referral letters so patients get to see exactly what we are sending.

We also have our Privacy policy freely available on our web site ( and our collection notice at our reception desk. Extra staff training on privacy is happening later in the month via the SmartDentist Privacy training page! (too easy)

Author: Glenda Farmer

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