HIPAA imposes employee training requirements. HIPAA training must be provided to each employee who has the potential to access PHI. HIPAA training must be provided annually, in which employees must legally attest that they understand and agree to adhere to the training material.
Business Associate Agreements
Business associate agreements must be signed with each of your business associate vendors. HIPAA defines a business associate as any entity that performs a service for your practice that gives them the potential to access PHI. Common examples of business associates include electronic health records platforms, email service providers, online appointment scheduling software, and cloud storage providers.
You cannot use any vendor and be HIPAA compliant. They need to be willing and able to sign a business associate agreement (BAA). A BAA is a legal contract that requires each signing party to be HIPAA compliant and be responsible for maintaining their compliance. When a vendor doesn’t sign a BAA, it cannot be used for business associate services.
To comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, you must have a system to detect, respond to, and report breaches. Employees must also have the means to report incidents anonymously and be aware of what to do if they suspect a breach has occurred.
How Compliancy Group Helps DSOs with HIPAA
Your compliance program must be scalable to accommodate your changing business needs. But with so much to juggle, how can you be sure that your HIPAA compliance is appropriately scaled for your business?
Work with a HIPAA compliance company that knows what they’re doing.
As ADSO’s preferred provider for HIPAA Compliance Solutions, Compliancy Group is focused on helping Dental Support Organizations simplify HIPAA compliance. Our software and Compliance Coach guidance automates HIPAA compliance in a simple, quick, and affordable way.
Our software makes it easy to manage multi-location organizations, allowing administrators to seamlessly switch back and forth between the many locations under your organization’s umbrella.
But what makes Compliancy Group an effective HIPAA solution for DSOs is the ability to add additional locations and users at any time.
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