It is common to see privacy concerns arise in clinics since many of them are not within HIPAA compliance regulations, which means means texting information is not encrypted and that patient Protected Health Information (PHI) is vulnerable. To learn more about this and how to avoid it visit

Any business with a turnover of 3 million or a healthcare business needs to have a privacy policy that conforms to the new Australian Privacy principles.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner says that your web site is an ideal place to have your new ‘transparent’ privacy policy.

All localdentist and Directdeal Internet clients who require policies now have them on their website!

Most other dentists have not yet added a privacy policies to their sites. Perhaps they are waiting for Privacy awareness week!

Privacy policies and health web sites

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