In 2013, Debi Carr saw a need. HIPAA laws were changing. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was introduced, placing a heavy and confusing burden on private medical and dental practices. A dental practice manager with over 30 years of experience in technology and security, Debi realized that smaller dental clinics and healthcare practices were struggling to stay safe in the ever-changing terrain of cyberspace. Debi wanted to make a safe space for small practices. She wanted to make security affordable. So she launched DK Carr and Associates, LLC.
For almost a decade Debi Carr has led the way in helping dentists obtain and maintain HIPAA HITECH compliance through third-party risk analysis and team security training.
We cater exclusively to smaller, private members of the medical industry. We know exactly what you need to prevent cyber-attacks, malware threats, and data theft. And we are uniquely qualified to identify IT security vulnerabilities and help you stay HIPAA compliant.
Small practices love our individualized approach. And if something goes wrong, we will hold your hand through the process, understanding that there are not only technical and financial aspects to a data breach, there are grave emotional aspects as well. We are here to support you through your security journey—every step of the way.
Did you expect your cybersecurity expert and high-tech CEO to have a cold and technical approach to problem solving and training? Not Debi Carr! While she is recognized as one of the top experts in small medical and dental practice HIPAA HITECH compliance and cybersecurity, she is also a friend, a mother, and a caring mentor. Plus, her years of private practice management experience and experience in technology and security make her your perfect companion on your security adventure. Debi is a member of AADOM, ADMC, HIMSS, IAPP, ISC2, ISSA, ISSAC, InfraGard, SCN and Women of Cyber Security, and holds all the important security certifications including:
DK Carr and Associates is also certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the nation’s largest, Third-party certifier of Women-owned businesses.
As cyber-attacks have become more sophisticated, HIPAA enforcement has become more aggressive, with HIPAA fines ranging from $10,000 to $1.5 million. If you have been attacked, you can count on our incidence response team to help save your practice, your reputation, and your bank account.
DK Carr and Associate’s dedicated Detection and Response team has a deep understanding of healthcare, and our team members are certified by H.I.M.S. S, ISC 2, and CompTia. A member of our team will be your IR Lead and will be with you every step of the process as we navigate between insurance companies, law enforcement, and legal, forensics while adhering to federal and state regulations.