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HIPAA Balancing Act: What about protected health information during a pandemic? [Podcast]

Navigating HIPAA and patient privacy in a dental office during COVID-19.
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Balancing all aspects of operating a dental office during an unprecedented pandemic is hard enough, but are there special considerations that should be given to HIPAA? ADA’s Health Informatics expert, Patrick Cannady, talks about misconceptions related to HIPAA Privacy Rules and dental health care workers. We discuss several situations around patient privacy that have or might come up in dental offices as a result of COVID-19.

This is episode 18 of Beyond the Mouth, a podcast series in which ADA’s Dr. Betsy Shapiro chats with a diverse group of people who can help with the non-clinical challenges dentists experience every day.

This episode was released on October 28, 2020. 


Patrick Cannady

Professional headshot for Patrick CannadyPatrick Cannady is a health informatics professional with 20 years’ experience in the dental sector. Mr. Cannady dedicates his working life to aiding dental practices with maximizing their technology investments through educational outreach and by working to ensure that technologies work together. He is a passionate believer in the power of standards and their ability to solve problems before they happen.  

Mr. Cannady is a staff participant on the ADA’s ANSI-accredited Standards Committee on Dental Informatics and is also the ADA’s primary voting representative to X12. He is also the current Secretary of the X12 Dental Caucus and fluent in all the issues confronting dentists’ more effective embrace of EDI.  

Mr. Cannady holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the first CAHIIM-accredited health informatics degree program in the country. 

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