Month: September 2017

What Do Healthcare Third-Party Vendors Do

What Do Healthcare Third-Party Vendors Do? Healthcare providers and dentists, referred to by the Department of Health and Human Services as Covered Entities (CEs), and their third-party vendors, referred to as Business Associates (BAs) are required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. Third-party vendors may be an individual or an …

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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. …

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Security Incident

Are YOU Prepared for a Security Incident?

What if your Business Associates Had A Security Incident? Covered Entities (CEs) believe its impossible to determine whether the policies and procedures of their Business Associates (BAs) are adequate to respond effectively to a security incident. To complicate matters a large more believes their Business Associates would NOT notify them in the event of a …

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HIPAAKTR

Healthcare Third-Party Vendors – 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 …

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