HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates
A Business Associate’s responsibilities under HIPAA has been the same as a Covered Entity’s since the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was first passed in 2013. Under Omnibus, a Business Associate is liable for breaches and subject to the same fines and penalties from the HHS/OCR as a Covered Entity in regards to HIPAA compliance and data security. Business Associates have begun to realize that they must be compliant, and many have already begun marketing their HIPAA compliance to differentiate themselves and gain clients.
Differentiate your business with HIPAA compliance!
Business Associate Management
Gap Monitoring and Remediation
Document and Version Control
Use and Disclosure Tracking
“This service will allow us to get into the Medical Vertical in a whole new way.
We can show our expertise and knowledge differently than other Business Associates.”
-Matt D, Southwest Networks, Inc
When it comes time for a Covered Entity to choose the right Business Associate, who would you rather go with: the Business Associate the Business Associate that is compliant and will reduce their liabilities, or the one who isn’t? Over 2 million companies (Business Associates) that do business with Covered Entities are not HIPAA compliant, nor are aware of the regulations itself. Business Associates use The Guard to not only to become HIPAA compliant but to differentiate themselves and win clients through their compliance and knowledge of HIPAA.
Our unique service with flexible partner options allow you to offer the benefits of Compliance-as a-Service without incurring additional expense or resource to do so. In return, you can optimize profits while providing a total compliance solution for you and your clients. Becoming HIPAA compliant will enable you to gain new clients due to the increasing concern and awareness about Business Associates’ compliance.
When clients realize you offer a solution to one of their biggest headaches, the decision of which Business Associate to use becomes clear. By offering services to help your clients become HIPAA compliant with The Guard, this helps reinforce your branding and creates another medium and reason to stick with your services. Remember that due to Omnibus, as a Business Associate your liabilities have become their liabilities.
HIPAA is a Federal Regulation that requires all Covered Entities and Business Associates that handle PHI to be compliant. These organizations include but are not limited to: hospitals, doctors, lawyers, cloud providers, hosting providers, shredding services, accountants, storage facilities, and any self-insured companies. Addressing HIPAA compliance is not a choice and will not go away by ignoring it, so take the necessary steps to protect your business today!