OCR Releases Fact Sheet on Business Associate Liability Under HIPAA

“As part of the department’s effort to fully protect patients’ health information and their rights under HIPAA, OCR has issued this important new fact sheet clearly explaining a business associate’s liability,” OCR Director Roger Severino said in a statement accompanying the guidance.

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Healthcare Providers and Their Contractors: What Could Go Wrong?
May18

Healthcare Providers and Their Contractors: What Could Go Wrong?

Healthcare providers often enter into agreements with third party contractors to provide services dealing with electronic information. Unfortunately, there may be times when the relationship between a provider and its contractor goes sour.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches
Feb01

Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches: Adjustments and Ongoing Strategies

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches: Guidance

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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