Could Your Organization Also Be In Danger?
According to a resolution agreement with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic entered into a verbal agreement with a third-party vendor to harvest the silver from its practice’s radiology films in exchange for transferring the x-rays into electronic media. But, before obtaining satisfactory assurances in the form of a written business associate agreement, Raleigh handed over films that contained PHI of 17,300 individuals and violated the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Ultimately, the clinic settled with OCR for $750,000 for the allegation of the HIPAA violation. We know that managing all of your HIPAA business associates is not always easy. But, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A better system for managing business associates is the first place to start to prevent this from happening to your organization.
Download our free eBrief, "How To Avoid The Dangers Of Business Associates," and learn how to:
- Implement a Better System for Managing Business Associates
- Use Raleigh’s Corrective Action Plan to Avoid Dangers in Your Own Organization
- Create an Ongoing Training Program for All of Your Personnel That Actually Works