As medical spas know too well, visiting clients expect to receive the highest quality of service with the requisite level of discretion. No matter how good your team is at refining wrinkles or removing spots, clients may not want it to be public knowledge that they’ve enlisted your services. But, while it’s common courtesy that medical spas don’t publicize the procedures their clients undergo, it’s also federal law that those businesses remain tightlipped regarding any patients’ personal information.
To avoid violating any regulations – the punishments for which run the gamut from fines to jail time – medical spas need to learn how to be HIPAA compliant, so that they can train their staff and service providers to conform to these critical regulations. Here are seven tips on how your business can achieve HIPAA compliance while also providing the highest quality services for clients.
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Jeff Dickerson is CEO of DaySmart Software, the makers of Orchid Spa Software, a leading, spa business, management software for appointment booking, staff management, payment processing, marketing, and customer communications for spa professionals worldwide. Jeff has 25 plus years of experience building software companies and developing technology that empowers and drives real business results for customers.