What is a Business Associate?

by Dawn Van Buskirk -

What is a Business Associate?

Learn today if you are a Business Associate and the steps you need to take to be compliant.

A Business Associate is any company or individual with direct or incidental access to PHI or ePHI. 

Business associates are companies that provide IT services, cloud services, call centers and suppliers with access to PHI or ePHI. 

Business Associates are required to protect PHI at all times just like covered entities. They are required to notify covered entities of any potential and active data breaches and must ensure to protect PHI and the covered entity at all times. 

You can take our ProHIPAA for Leaders course to learn more about Business Associates.   


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