As outsourcing continues to gain steam in the healthcare, security and privacy officers must be more vigilant than ever that cloud vendors and other business associates who handle PHI comply with HIPAA and make privacy and security a high priority. Your relationship with your vendors begins with a well-negotiated contract, which is vital to protecting your interests and limiting potential liability in the event of a breach, but it’s only half the battle.
Just because you have a contract in place, doesn’t mean you can be hands off about privacy and security issues.
In this session, Steven J. Fox, a leading healthcare IT attorney, outlines some of the key terms and conditions that make up the contractual foundation that covered entities need when working with HIT vendors and other business associates. He'll also cover:
Fox will also moderate a panel discussion and examine what providers should expect from their vendor partners when it comes to protecting PHI and what vendors can realistically deliver.