Accountable was designed to simplify and streamline the HIPAA compliance process for covered businesses and business partners. Our solution comes with several easily customizable models for all types of service agreements that allow BA to adopt the right policies and procedures to protect the PHI under its tutelage and provide them with a framework to become compliant with the HIPAA Act. There are many examples of online business agreements, but it is important to exercise caution before using these models, as they can be designed for a different relationship. Each BAA should be adapted to the uniqueness of the relationship between the covered unit and the unit concerned. General provision. The data protection rule requires that a covered entity receive satisfactory assurances from its counterparty that the counterparty adequately protects the protected health information it receives or creates on behalf of the entity concerned. Satisfactory assurances must be made in writing, either in the form of a contract or other agreement between the covered entity and the counterparty. HIPAA requires a covered company and its business partners who contact PHI as part of their services to sign a BUSINESS ASSOCIATE Agreement (BAA), which is a contract between a covered entity and an organization or individual that defines that organization`s obligations and responsibilities with respect to the protection of protected health information shared between the two parties. All matching agreements must describe in detail the following: the size and complexity of modern health care means that protected health information (PHI) is found in more places than a hospital or medical practice; This data can be found in many companies: physical copies of medical records can be stored outside storage, data can be sent by mail or electronically to and from sites, financial information can be used by external billing companies, or patient information can be stored on a third-party-managed cloud server.

HIPAA defines business partners as an individual or organization that provides services to a covered company that includes the disclosure of PHI. Companies that would be considered business partners when working with covered companies are: by law, the HIPAA data protection rule applies only to covered businesses – health plans, health clearing houses and certain health care providers. However, most health care providers and health plans do not perform all of their health activities and functions themselves. Instead, they often use the services of many other individuals or businesses. The data protection rule allows providers and covered health plans to transmit protected health information to these “counterparties” when providers or plans receive satisfactory assurances that the counterparty uses the information only for the purposes for which it was mandated by the covered entity, which protects the information from abuse and helps the added entity fulfill some of the obligations of the entity covered under the data protection rule. Covered companies may disclose protected health information to a company in its role as a business partner only to assist the insured company in fulfilling its health missions – not for independent use or for the purposes of counterparty, unless it is necessary for the proper management and management of the counterparty. What is a business associate? “counterparty”: a person or organization that performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of a covered company or that provide services to a covered business;

Sumit ThakurAccountable was designed to simplify and streamline the HIPAA compliance process for covered businesses and business partners. Our solution comes with several easily customizable models for all types of service agreements that allow BA to adopt the right policies and procedures to protect the PHI under its tutelage and...Seminar Topics