HIPAA Blog Posts: HIPAA Business Associates

HIPAA HITECH Compliance:Trust but Verify

How can a covered entity be "reasonably assured" that a business associate is compliant with HIPAA HITECH?  Trust but Verify.

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HIPAA HITECH "Indemnification and Assurance"

Law firm suggests that business associate agreements (BAA) be amended to strengthen indemnification and assurance that the business associate (BA) is in compliance with HIPAA HITECH.

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Covered Entities need Active program for managing business associates

In her February article in Compliance Today, Rebecca Herold states that covered entities must take an active role in managing the compliance of their business associates.  Hear her tomorrow on webinar https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/207314795

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HITECH Act Webinar February 10th

At our HITECH Act Webinar on February 10th, Rebecca Herold, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CIPP, FLMI, one of the top privacy and information security experts, and Amy Leopard Esq, a leading healthcare  IT attorney, give you the complete picture of the HITECH Act, its impact, and what to do next.   Space is limited.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/207314795
 

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HIPAA HITECH Compliance is an Ongoing Process

HIPAA HITECH compliance requires an ongoing process driven by policies and procedures which are the business rules by which you run your company.

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HITECH Pain for Small Business Associate

A letter to a congressman complaining about the impact of HITECH on small business associates.

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HIPAA HITECH Compliance Meter(tm)

The HIPAA HITECH Compliance Meter(tm) is getting noticed in the marketplace as more and more covered entities realize that they need to have a real time window into the compliance level of their business associates.

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Son of HIPAA

David Harlow has an excellent blog about the Connecticut AG suing Healthnet, his admonition:Don't be the "Son of HIPAA".

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HIPAA HITECH and Willful Neglect

I would define willful neglect in the case of the HITECH Act as; sending an amended business associate agreement stating that the business associate should "be careful" and then assuming you are covered.  As an old boss once told me, never assume because that merely makes an ass of u and me.

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HIMSS Survey HIPAA HITECH

The HIMSS Survey indicated that hospitals are going to take a more proactive role in managing their business associates.

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