Because many of our clients are healthcare professionals, BEI has taken the steps to become a HIPAA Compliant Business Associate. (For more background on HIPAA and BEI’s program click here.) This program is required of any business associate of a healthcare practice who may be exposed to protected health information or PHI. In addition, as network administrators for our clients computer networks we generally have access to all aspects of a practice’s network.
The steps required to become a HIPAA Compliant Business Associate include:
- training for all employees
- documentation governing the policies and procedures required by the Security Rule
- the appointment of a HIPAA Security Officer
This program is ongoing – we’ll continue to evolve our processes and train new employees as they join BEI.