Episode 2: Know The Rules! Security Awareness and Training for Business Associates

Did you know? The Administrative Safeguards from the HIPAA Security Rule specifies implement a Security Awareness and Training for Business Associates (BA’s) program for ALL members of the workforce, including management and doctors too, as defined in 45 CFR §§ 164.308. However, it doesn’t say HOW to implement the security awareness and training program! Yes, […]

Healthcare Business Associates

Episode 1: Know The Rules! Healthcare Business Associates

Healthcare Business Associates – Did You Know? The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules apply to both Covered Entities (CEs) and their Business Associates (BAs). Healthcare providers and dentists, referred to as CEs, outsource many of their daily administrative activities to third parties and their subcontractors, referred to as BAs, to provide specific health […]

Security Incident

What’s a Security Incident? When is it a Breach?

When a security incident happens and when they do, effective response planning can be a major factor of how significant an organization suffers operational or reputational harm or legal liability. Being able to respond to incidents in a systematic way ensures appropriate response steps are taken each time to help minimize the impact of breaches. […]

HIPAAKTR

Business Associates – HIPAA Security Rule Applies To YOU Too!

Did You Know? The HIPAA Security Rule requires Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) to “implement a security awareness and training program for ALL members of its workforce (including management)” 45 C.F.R. § 164.308(a)(5)(i). Note: the emphasis on ALL members of the workforce, because ALL workforce members can either be guardians of the entity’s […]