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Thursday, April 20, 2023, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm 

2 Non-Clinical Hours

Course Fee: All Attendees- Free

AGD Codes: 561


Speaker: Kelly Ann Koch

Course Title: Social Media & HIPAA Compliance - Simple Ways to Protect your Practice 

Sponsored by: Compliancy Group


Course Description: 

Some of the most common misunderstandings dental professionals face stem from how to use social media in a HIPAA compliant manner. To do so, Employees must be properly trained on how to use social media. Without adequate employee training, your organization may be subject to fines due to the misuse of social media.

Whether your practice uses Facebook to attract new clients or your employees post about their workday on Twitter, improper use of social media can lead to major HIPAA violations. With the widespread use of smartphones and access to apps like Instagram and Snapchat, these violations are more frequent than ever before.

The question becomes: How can your practice use social media without violating HIPAA?

Learn how your employees can use social media ethically while protecting your practice from HIPAA violations. You’ll be instructed on how to create effective policies surrounding the use of mobile phones and social media in the office, and given real-life examples of HIPAA breaches that occurred due to improper social media usage.


Course Objectives:

  1. Learn how to respond correctly to social media posts
  2. Best practices for social media use in the workplace
  3. Consequences for incorrect use of social media in your practice

Kelly HeadshotSpeaker Bio: 

Kelly has over 25 years of customer service experience, including a background in retail banking and accounting. She is currently a Senior Compliance Account Manager and Director of Dental Relations for Compliancy Group, where she advises ADA Member Advantage clients on HIPAA compliance. 

Kelly's extensive experience in security provides her with a unique understanding into the world of HIPAA compliance. Through this experience, she effectively communicates the government regulation and necessary standards of HIPAA to dental practices, breaking down the complexities of the law.