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Business Associate Management Strategies

Post Contributed by Alan Davis, Proteus Consulting Business Associate (BA) management is an important facet of a Covered Entity (CE) HIPAA security program.  Yet many BAs are playing “catch up” to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule updates brought about by the HITECH Act.  CEs are now challenging themselves to properly manage their BA relationships …

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HIPAAOne statement on Heartbleed

HIPAA One Heartbleed update: You are probably aware of the Heartbleed Bug. This vulnerability is in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library (CVE-2014-0346 / CVE-2014-0160).  There has been a tremendous amount of media coverage due to the severity of this bug. This bug enables someone to read the memory of systems protected by vulnerable versions of …

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What’s The Difference Between A Covered Entity & Business Associate?

Knowing the distinction between a covered entity and a business associate is essential because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule is administered differently between the two. If you understand the difference, then you understand who has access to your medical data and what authority they possess to do with that medical information. …

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