Contractors and subcontractors who work with healthcare organizations that process patient health information must meet HIPAA privacy rules. Referred to by regulators as "business associates," these external parties also include IT service providers. Despite the mandate that business associates meet HIPAA requirements, 40% of healthcare professionals are "not confident" and 33% are only "somewhat confident" in their partners' capacity to manage patients' sensitive data, according to a new study.
'Business associates' a healthcare data security concern, study finds
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