What is a Business Associate Agreement and Why is it Important for HIPAA?

Business Associate Agreement HIPAA

Software and cloud providers are becoming a major part of healthcare infrastructure. As demands for data storage, analytics, collaboration, and telehealth treatment increase, healthcare providers are relying on MSPs and CSPs to help them stay up-to-date and compliant while respecting the privacy of their patients. 

If you’re a vendor who wants to work in the healthcare industry as a Business Associate, it’s not enough for your partners to stay compliant. Under HIPAA rules, you must have an agreement in place with any healthcare provider you partner with that places you under HIPAA regulations as well. 

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