The webinar will cover how to find out if business associates have the necessary technical, physical and administrative safeguards in place to protect shared protected health information. The webinar will address when a vendor becomes a business associate and how that relationship may change the dynamics.
Understanding the Business Associate Agreement (BAA) process and making sure all ten government mandated requirements are in place will be covered. Find out about the use of Vendor Security Questionnaires and how to implement. The webinar will cover breaches caused by business associates and how to handle such an occurrence.
If your healthcare organization needs to understand what your responsibilities are in managing business associates, please join us for this informative and interactive course.
Why should you Attend: If you are a healthcare organization that has vendors providing services as a HIPAA Business Associate, managing this process can be confusing. A "business associate" is a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or provides services to, a covered entity healthcare provider. Having a systematic process to handle these business relationships to ensure a healthcare organization's protected health information is being properly accessed and protected by the business associate is critical. Organizations must know how to identify business associates. Business associate functions and activities include claims processing or administration data analysis, processing or administration; utilization review quality assurance billing benefit management practice management and repricing. Business associate services are: legal actuarial accounting consulting data aggregation; management administrative accreditation and financial.
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