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Summer 2016 Case Review Now Available

Both case studies in the Summer 2016 edition of Case Review involve ramifications of treating family members and close friends.

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CDC Guidelines on Injection Safety in Dental Settings

It is important to review workflows and procedures regularly to prevent office and facility standards from getting lax. The CDC summary contains a set of nine key recommendations for dental settings. MLMIC encourages dental health providers to consult the list of “do’s” and “do nots” for a refresher in safe injection practices.

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Risk Management Efforts Start at the Front Desk

Did you know that non-clinical staff may impact patient safety and malpractice exposures? Ensuring that staff members have been properly trained regarding their roles and responsibilities should be an integral part of any organization’s risk management program.

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Your Data Security Protocol Must Protect ePHI on Portable Devices Even in the Event of Theft

All healthcare related entities should periodically complete a system-wide risk analysis, implement a risk management plan and strengthen internal policies and procedures to mitigate, if not eliminate, the possibility of such an event from occurring. As highlighted by this case, such risk analysis must take into account computers and devices used by employees both in and out of the office or facility.

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