Over 8 million dollars were paid in just two settlements due to the lack of a business associate agreement. There are already quite a few cases that demonstrate the importance of formalizing your relationship with your subcontractors and making sure that those that meet the requirements of a Business Associate are treated as such. For example:
- Advocate Health Care Network will pay $5.55 million to settle charges stemming from multiple breaches, one of which involved a hacking incident at its business associate. HHS OCR charged Advocate Health with failing to obtain written business…
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Written by: Dr. Jose I. Delgado, CEO/Founder of Taino Consultants, Inc.