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Letters: HIPAA audits

May 16, 2016 The article in the April 4 ADA News "HIPAA Audits May Come for Dentists," was interesting. The federal government will be auditing the security of dental office computer systems. Yet, every department and agency of the government has been, is presently and will continue to be hacked for the foreseeable future.

For example, see the article in the April 12 Computerworld, "IRS Security is Failing Taxpayers, Senator Says," available at Well, if nothing else, it will make for a lot of dentists referring themselves to colleagues who specialize in temporomandibular joint disorders/headache therapy. Good for somebody's business.

Andrew Tanchyk, D.M.D.  
East Brunswick, New Jersey