Webinar: HIPAA, Business Associate Agreements, and What You Need to Know

In February 2010, as a result of the HITECH Act, business associates were required to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule and some of the provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. However, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) held off on any enforcement activities – until now. With a deadline of September 23 looming, organizations have a short window left to update their Business Associate Agreements. There is much confusion on this topic (e.g. who are business associates?). Many organizations are suddenly finding themselves in new and possibly dangerous territory.

In this webinar renowned security and privacy expert, Chris Apgar, CISSP, discusses the new definition of a business associate and what they need to do to update business associate agreements. Andy Nieto, will cover the role encryption and secure messaging can play in meeting BAA and HIPAA security requirements. Together, they’ll offer best practices business associates can follow to demonstrate compliance in advance of the September 23 deadline, including:

  • Who is a “business associate”
  • Assessing and dealing with risk
  • Policies and procedures
  • Training
  • Implementing an audit program
  • Notifications
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