Healthcare Provider (Covered Entity) Business associates: A greater security threat than hackers

“As of Aug. 27, 2014, BAs are responsible for a whopping 58 percent of the records breached, according to OCR data. BAs work on behalf of healthcare organizations in countless ways: quality improvement analysis, patient safety activities, billing and collections, IT services, benefits administration and so on. “

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InfoTech Innovators in addition to helping Healthcare providers ( covered entities) can also work with business associates to insure their HIPAA Security Risk Assessments have been done, with a gap remediation plan, to help them establish on going risk management.

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