Let’s start off by addressing what a confidentiality agreement is. It’s an agreement for your team to keep everything in your office confidential. The purpose of the agreement is for your team members to agree to maintain confidentiality regarding all confidential materials, patient information, processes, marketing, pending business transactions… just to name a few! This agreement outlines that all confidential information is kept strictly confidential both during and after their term of employment.
Why is this necessary?
As a business owner, you have worked hard to grow your practice and to provide the best treatment to your patients and build your reputation. It is important for you to protect all your hard work by having a confidentiality agreement in place. Everyone who comes to your office to work should sign one! This means all new and current team members should sign! One other area that is often overlooked is any temporary employees or candidates that come into your office for working interviews. You want to protect you and your practice.
We understand that temporary relief & working interviews are common in this industry, but have you ever given much thought to getting potential candidates to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to their interview?
The same goes for working interviews. These potential candidates may come into contact with, view, or handle confidential medical and personal patient information, products and/or system. This is information that is not readily available to the public and may compromise your practices competitive advantage in the marketplace in the event that sensitive business information relating to your practice is divulged.
Your business deserves to be protected! You worked so hard to start and build your business-- make sure it's protected! If you are missing this agreement, we have you covered! It might be some time to review your HR protocols and see what items are missing. Take our Dental HR audit check-up by downloading this ebook!