HIPAA Blog Posts: HIPAA Covered Entity
The HIPAA HITECH Compliance Cooperative (CO-OP) can get BA compliant for $125 and keep them compliant for $35 per month
What happens when a business associate of a business associate has a data breach? The covered entity (CE) and the two BAs all get to appear in the news and on the OCR Wall of Shame.
There were 245 data breaches in the first four months of 2010 versus 498 for all of 2009.
A group of businesses with similar business models can join a HIPAA HITECH cooperative to save money and share knowledge.
Take a 5 minute on-line HIPAA HITECH compliance quiz and get a 30 minute personal consultation.
HITECH privacy rule to be released next month, April 27, 2010 | Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT, Healthcare IT News
Be sure that you understand these keywords, willful neglect, satisfactory assurance, reasonable and applicable as they apply to your business associates (BA)
The BA HIPAA HITECH Compliance Plan is reasonable in cost and effective for both covered entities and business associates.
"The HHS technically could claim "willful neglect" if you don't actively ensure compliance with HIPAA HITECH"
Rebecca Herold, reporting from the frontlines at IAPP reported that an attorney from Deloitte stated in a HIPAA HITECH session that "The HHS technically could claim willful neglect if you don't actively ensure BA compliance with HIPAA/HITECH." He qualified his statement by saying that this was still a topic for discussion in the healthcare legal community.
Slow Hospital Compliance with New Regulations Causing Increased Data Breaches & Medical Identity Theft
A national survey conducted by Identity Force found that the pandemic of data breaches and medical identity theft remains at critical levels throughout hospitals in the United States despite new regulations, including the HITECH Act, meant to protect the security of patients’ personal information.