Statistics reflect that Business Associate Agreements account for approximately 20% of the health care breaches.
Business Associates are the people and entities that health care providers and health plans contract with to provide services. Business Associate can include accountants, IT professionals, and consultant.
Under the HIPAA Rule, health care providers and health plans must enter into Business Associate Agreements [BAA] with their services providers whereby the service provider agrees to maintain the privacy and security of identifiable personal information.
New regulatory changes went into effect in September of 2013, Business Associate Agreements must be changed going forward. Get the updated Business Associate Agreement tailored to you and let us help you identity your Business Associates.