Legal Implications for Dental Practitioners in the Information Age

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BARRY J. REGAN Vice President of Claims and Risk Management, Eastern Dentist Insurance Company (EDIC). Mr. Regan has been with EDIC since 1993 and brings over twenty-fi ve years of dental and medical malpractice insurance experience to the course.

Electronic medical records, websites, blogs, and social networking sites are the latest phenomena in dental marketing. More and more dental practitioners are taking advantage of these trendy tools—but they come with a price: liability exposure. This seminar will explore potential liability issues that may arise from the use of the latest electronic and web-based communication vehicles. Topics covered include: new Massachusetts regulations for dental record keeping, Written Information Security Plan (WISP) requirements, HIPPA privacy, website pitfalls and disclaimers, social networking and blogging by Practitioners, and more.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the potential liability issues associated with dental practitioners’ use of websites, blogs, EMRs, and social networking sites
  • Analyze their current electronic-based communications tools and make revisions to protect against liability exposure

Attendance at this seminar may count toward a 5% discount on your EDIC Professional Liability Insurance.

This Risk Management Seminar is sponsored in part by EDIC, the Massachusetts Dental Society and Rhode Island Dental Association endorsed carrier for professional liability.