HIPAA Blog Posts: HIPAA Business Associates
How can a covered entity be "reasonably assured" that a business associate is compliant with HIPAA HITECH? Trust but Verify.
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.
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
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
HIPAA HITECH compliance requires an ongoing process driven by policies and procedures which are the business rules by which you run your company.
A letter to a congressman complaining about the impact of HITECH on small business associates.
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.
David Harlow has an excellent blog about the Connecticut AG suing Healthnet, his admonition:Don't be the "Son of HIPAA".
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.