A Business Associate (BA) is a person or entity performing certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or in services to, a covered entity. After the finalization of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, certain elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule apply to Business Associates. Training is not only important but a necessary element for a Business Associates’ compliance program.
Our Business Associates Program is designed specifically to meet the compliance needs of individuals or businesses that work with covered entities and have access to protected health information. While this training is a requirement of the HIPAA regulations, it is also important to show compliance with training when approaching potential clients. Business Associates will receive the training and support needed to get through the tough HIPAA questions as well as potential breach situations.
Training may be delivered on-site with our On-site Consulting Services or online with our online training course. The training provides the basics of how to comply with HIPAA regulations that apply to your specific role when handling protected health information.
During your annual on-site Business Associates HIPAA Compliance employee training, an expert TMC consultant will lead a customized, convenient program right from your own offices. You’ll receive a personalized consulting session with our HIPAA Security Officer, who can answer any HIPAA-related questions on the spot and will serve as your most trusted HIPAA compliance resource. You can also review the HIPAA Business Associates Compliance Manual that we provide you. During this training, we’ll also help you conduct a risk assessment for your practice. We want your employees to remember what they learn, so we’ve designed our training to be both fun and informative to increase retention.
Our HIPAA Business Associates online training program is a complete service package to help you better manage daily risks and meet HIPAA regulations as required by the HITECH Act. Accommodate your team’s schedule by accessing our online HIPAA training tools at a time when it is most convenient. Enjoy such benefits as premium white-glove support and live, expert assistance as you go beyond our basic package.
The HIPAA Business Associates compliance manual contains required policy documentation, a sample business associate agreement, and operating forms to assist you with HIPAA compliance. Stay current with the required forms and information you need. This manual is updated on an annual basis. Update packets are available to purchase to ensure your manual has the changes to forms and documents you need to stay compliant.
Our Business Associate HIPAA online training teaches you the basics of how to comply with HIPAA regulations that apply to your specific role when handling protected health information. This interactive online training course showcases a streamlined learning experience to engage your employees.