Snoring Isn’t Sexy, LLC, Announces Compliance with HIPAA and HITECH Act

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Snoring Isn’t Sexy, LLC, an online directory service that provides direct electronic communication between patients and dentists and between physicians and dentists, announces that it has instituted a system to handle the secure transmission and storage of all electronic communications.

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We have provided a web based tool that allows for a secure, encrypted and unalterable transmission of electronic data as well as a means of effectively and reliably storing required documents for all members of Snoring Isn't Sexy. We also provide secure information sharing with full confidentiality as well as end user access reporting for full compliance needs.

In February 2009 the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law as part of the $787 billion economic stimulus package. The HITECH Act of 2009 revised the CMP, civil monetary penalty, schedule for violations of HIPAA compliance, with new fines ranging from $100 up to $50,000 for each violation. The HITECH Act also empowered state attorneys general to enforce HIPAA, which was previously the responsibility of HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) and OIG (Office of Inspector General).

HIPAA clearly states that a system must be in place to handle the secure transmission and storage of all electronic files. The ability to send and receive emails and have an unalterable copy stored is a must.

Snoring Isn’t Sexy, LLC, an online directory service that provides direct electronic communication between patients and dentists and between physicians and dentists, announces that it has instituted a system to handle the secure transmission and storage of all electronic communications.

Utilizing services provided by Max.MD, in concert with the domain name SnoringIsntSexy.md, Snoring Isn’t Sexy, LLC is the only marketing service for dentists who provide dental sleep medicine services that is in full HIPAA and HITECH compliance.

“We have provided a web based tool that allows for a secure, encrypted and unalterable transmission of electronic data as well as a means of effectively and reliably storing required documents for all members of Snoring Isn't Sexy. We also provide secure information sharing with full confidentiality as well as end user access reporting for full compliance needs.” said Dr. Laurence Barsh, Founder and President of Snoring Isn’t Sexy,LLC. “We are excited to be the first and only dental directory service to provide a full HIPAA compliance package for its members.”

About Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC:
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Barsh and the dentists associated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC feel strongly that management of sleep-breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.

Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit SnoringIsntSexy.md for a directory of all participating dentists.

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