Putting regulations aside, it’s just good business sense to implement a strong, proactive HIPAA business associate management plan with organizations that create, receive, maintain, or transmit protected health information (PHI), or any sensitive information, on your behalf. You are trusting that these organizations will protect this sensitive data with the same fervor as you would, and in the event they are not, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) could come knocking on your compliance door.
This session is offered as a 75-minute Live Web Event using the GoToWebinar platform. The open format encourages questions during and after the session. Attendees will receive the presentation materials the day after the event. Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Explain why managing Business Associates (Vendors) is important
- Describe who is a Business Associate, and who isn’t
- Explain the expansion of the ‘Chain of Trust’ in healthcare
- Cite and explain the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule contractual requirements for Business Associates (Vendors)
- Explain the risk rating concept and process for Business Associates (Vendors)
- Develop a Business Associate (Vendor) Management Program Checklist
- Describe the benefits of a Business Associate (Vendor) Management Program
Date & Time
August 8, 2017
11 am – 12.15 pm CT
As organizations continue to grow, the need to outsource some of your responsibilities and tasks is increasing. As outsourcing is increasing, so is enforcement from regulatory agencies such as OCR. HIPAA requires that covered entities and business associates receive satisfactory assurances from any organization that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits PHI on the behalf that it will safeguard the PHI that is entrusted to them.
However, business associate (vendor) management is not just regulatory required by HIPAA, it is an integral part of making your business is successful. The primary goal of business associate management is not to add another layer to your already full work load, but rather it is a way to have a well-documented process that you can utilize to assist in determining your (and your business associate’s) level of risk.
Question is… what makes an effective HIPAA business associate management program?
No matter where your organization is in your HIPAA compliance journey or in the PHI “chain of trust”, you will benefit from:
- Practical, actionable advice and approaches to managing your business associate program.
- All registrants will receive a copy of all slide materials.