HIPAA Blog Posts: HIPAA Business Associates

Have You Conducted a Security Risk Analysis under 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1) (HIPAA Security Rule)

If you want to qualify for "meaningful use" you have to be compliant with HIPAA HITECH, specifically you must do a risk analysis under 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1) (HIPAA Security Rule).

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OCR Delay Does Not Mean Business Associates Should Delay

A Law Firm headlined "HHS Announces Delay in Enforcement of HITECH Rules as Applied to Business Associates" but in their last sentence said that BAs should implement security requirements anyway.
 

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Don't just buy a HIPAA HITECH Policy and Procedure Manual

Compliance is an ongoing process requiring a commitment to making policies and procedures the business rules by which you run your company.
 

 

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Business Associate Agreements are not a Safe Harbor

Just putting a business associate agreement in place is not enough to protect your PHI or your business.

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Insurance Broker HIPAA HITECH Breach

The first reported breach of HIPAA HITECH by an insurance broker has occured.

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The Blind Side of HITECH compliance; Business Associates

While covered entities are focused on their own HITECH compliance their business associates are their "Blind Side".

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ACR2 Solutions, Compliance Helper and Rebecca Herold announce strategic partnership

ACR2 Solutions performs risk analysis and when they discover enities needing policies and procedures they recommend the service developed by Compliance Helper and Rebecca Herold.

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What is Hiding on Your Copier: PHI?

Protected Health Information (PHI) is probably hiding on your copier without any protection.

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HIPAA HITECH and the Five Stages of Grief

The organizations affected by HIPAA and the HITECH Act are working their way through the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance.

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HIPAA HITECH Breaches Posted by OCR

Breach happens and now when it doe the world knows.  OCR posting breaches on their website.  See who you know.

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