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We are proud of all the publicity for Brightsquid Secure-Mail, but not too proud of course.


Dental Economics - Compliance Made Convenient

"Confidentiality is at the heart of patient trust. No practitioner needs to be convinced to keep patient information private and all patient data tightly held. Yet, as electronic transmission is replacing traditional methods of information exchange, new regulations are setting standards for electronic information security that extend doctor/patient confidentiality into the electronic world."

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Brightsquid Joins DenteMax's MaxPlus Program to Offer Secure- Mail™ to its Network Dentists

"Secure-Mail is the "best kept secret" at Brightsquid. It works just like any web mail system, but it ensures compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and PIPEDA laws. With fines and lawsuits starting to target smaller organizations, we (Brightsquid) see concern growing around patient privacy in dental organizations. Common tools such as Outlook, Gmail and Dropbox used for patient information sharing are not compliant with patient privacy laws. Part of our role is to take the compliance headache and concern away for dental organizations."

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Dentaltown - You Should Know - Brightsquid Secure-Mail

"DenteMax is proud to have Brightsquid in its MaxPlus Program," said Andrea Garrett, Senior Manager Network Operations, DenteMax. "We hope the dentists in our network enjoy the Secure-Mail™ service and preferred pricing Brightsquid is extending to them."

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Dentistry iQ - Dental Office Compliance can be Convenient

"In addition to ensuring compliant communication, Secure-Mail is more convenient, enabling users to attach up to 500MB per message and send entire patient files to colleagues in one a single message. You can also view and annotate attachments right in Brightsquid's multiple image viewers (3-D STL, DICOM, JPEG, etc.), available in the Brightsquid Image Studio. Secure-Mail works with your existing email address, directly sending you notifications when you receive a new message or update. Simply click on the link in your traditional email to be taken to the Secure-Mail message."

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Dental Products Report - People Behind the Scenes: Those Who Brought us Big innovations in 2013

"Taylor Mathewson, Brightsquid's Director of Software Development, wants clinicians and dental laboratories who use his company's Secure-Mail system to find it easy. In fact, he expects it to allow users to share files even easier than when using a non-secure email system."

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Calgary Herald - Calgary Company's System Keeps Dental Data Out of the Wrong hands

"It (Brightsquid) offers a highly secure, legislatively compliant and easy to use system for sharing confidential information with patients or other service providers. Consultations and shared information among practitioners are also secured."

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Dental Software Advisor - Secure HIPAA Compliant Email and Communications in Dental Software

"Brightsquid assists dentists with transferring and sharing images, patient records and diagnostic information securely and confidently."

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Aurum Continuum - 5 Things You Do Every Day that are NOT Compliant with Patient Privacy Laws... and What You Can Do About It

"Secure-Mail, a feature of Brightsquid, is the compliant messaging system specifically designed to protect the confidentiality of the patient information you share with your collaborators."

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Dental Practice Management - Two Reasons to Rethink Using Email in your Dental Practice

"Secure-Mail™, a new technology that simplifies the communication process, enables dentist, specialists and labs to share private patient information easily and safely. Secure-Mail™ meets or exceeds privacy regulations defined in HIPAA, HITECH and PIPEDA as the service was designed specifically to address the necessary safeguards and requirements."

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Dental Lab Products - Making Privacy a Priority

"Secure-Mail works just like the email tools you are used to, with an important distinction - all your communications will meet compliance standards. And you can securely send multiple high resolution photos with every message (attached 500MB to every message)."

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Dental Software Advisor - Brightsquid Offers Online Case Collaboration and Tracking

"Electronic referrals need to be HIPAA-compliant. Almost no email is HIPAA-compliant." "Annotation of patient images, commenting features and the ability to share cases and information enables in-the-cloud collaboration. Brightsquid's electronic referral software includes high-quality images, collaborative tools and secure data transmission."

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Dental Software Advisor - Working with Dental Labs: Key Communication Technologies

"Brightsquid is one such company, offering secure, HIPAA-compliant image transfer and laboratory dashboards to monitor the status and communication. By creating a single repository for correspondence, images, and orders, communication is streamlined. Brightsquid has a unique Image Studio where dentists and labs can view, annotate and manipulate files such as STL (3d), JPEG, PNG and DICOM studies. Labs can also use the Image Studio to send dentists 3d models of their case for approval before they send it out to the dentist. Brightsquid centralizes communication and ensures that everyone stays informed to reduce errors while working with the same data."

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PIVOT Magazine - Canadian Startups Fuel Social Media

"Therefore it is not surprising that a Canadian company like BrightSquid would launch a collaborative platform for dentists, specialists and Dental Labs that would allow dentists to share sensitive information such as dental records and personal information that would comply with PIPEDA and HIPAA."

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Planet Proto - For Dental Labs Communication is King (Part 1)

"There are a few ways to collaborate with clients online, but first and foremost you must ensure that you select a method that complies with HIPAA, PIPEDA, and any other relevant patient privacy regulations. Providing your customers with an online communication and collaboration service is more than just an added value and high-tech marketing positioning tactic. It helps to make your laboratory an extension of the dentists' and specialists' teams."

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Dental Software Advisor - Secure Email and HIPAA Compliance: Features of Brightsquid's Product

"Secure-Mail works like any other web-based email: a dental user logs in to an account and can send messages, attach files or images, and can review past messages. In addition, Secure-Mail offers patient-centric views that aggregate emails and attachments about a particular patient. The system has unlimited storage, which allows dental practices to use it to communicate with dental laboratories, referring dentists, primary care providers and even patients."

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Calgary Herald - Dental Platform Bites into Market

"Brightsquid is a secure, web-based dental collaboration platform that centralizes communication between dentists, specialists and labs. Using Brightsquid, users are able to send and receive confidential information, such as digital prescription forms, photographs, X-rays, CT Scans etc., in a manner compliant with patient privacy legislation."

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Dental Software Advisor - Secure-Mail Protects Dentist-Patient Confidentiality

Lessons Learned:

  • No conventional email solution is secure or compliant for transferring or accessing patient information.
  • Out-of-the-box secure communications systems can be added to existing software to meet HIPAA and patient privacy needs.
  • Collaboration and patient data sharing is likely to continue to rise

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Dentistry iQ - A Dozen Great New Dental Products I Saw at the 2013 Chicago Midwinter Meeting

"This is the answer. You can attach and send up to 500 MB per message and it only costs $40 per month for GPs."

Watch the video on Secure-Mail from Dentistry iQ here!

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Dental Software Advisor - The Growth of Clinical Information Exchange between Practices and Dental Labs

"One of the challenges faced while communicating information is the requirement for all patient information to be transmitted in a manner that is compliant with patient privacy laws such as HIPAA and HITECH. Response to this need has arisen in clinical information exchange companies like Brightsquid Dental. Brightsquid has developed technology to securely transfer large digital image files between dentists and labs. Technology such as Secure-Mail™ has significantly improved communication, allowing dentists and labs to attach 500MB of digital images to every message."

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Dr. Bicuspid - HIPAA Concerns Drive Cloud-Based Data Sharing

"One reason for the interest [in Brightsquid] by dental labs is the growing emphasis on HIPAA compliance and the increasing number of digital impressioning systems."

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Canadian Business - Move Everything to the Cloud

"Brightsquid, a Calgary startup, is now offering cloud services to dentists, allowing specialists to share patient X-rays and data with general dentists through secure servers."

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The Thriving Dentist Show - Dental Records in the Cloud with Rohit Joshi

"I see clearly that the ultimate beneficiary is the patient who will receive better care as a result of the communication."

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The Dunn Show - Dentistry's New Collaboration Engine

"Brightsquid is a secure, HIPAA-compliant, web-based platform that centralizes communication between dentists, specialists and dental labs. In one secure dashboard, the network of professionals involved in patients' dental care can interact, share and annotate images relevant to cases, receive alerts about the stage of treatment or prosthetic fabrication, and even share and comment on STL files from intra-oral and bench top scanners. The "cool factor" is very high. But more importantly, so is the positive impact on dental practices and labs."

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