Health Care Privacy and Security Forum: Business Associates Under HIPAA and HITECH: Present and Anticipated Definitions, Contracts, Obligations, and Liabilities

The Union League of Philadelphia140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Patricia Wagner, Member of the Firm, copresents "Business Associates Under HIPAA and HITECH: Present and Anticipated Definitions, Contracts, Obligations, and Liabilities" at ACI's Second Annual Health Care Privacy and Security Forum.

Topics include:

  • Analysis of the expansion of HIPAA Business Associate definition under HITECH Act
    • which entities, now — actually or anticipated under the Final Rule — are considered business associates?
      • health information exchanges?
      • health information organizations?
      • regional health information organizations?
      • e-prescribing portals?
      • law firms?
      • personal health record providers?
      • Internet service providers?
  • Understanding when a subcontractor is a business associate
    • downstream persons and entities analysis
  • Current business associates obligations under HIPAA vs. those actually or anticipated under the final rule
  • Examining amendments to business associate agreements as required by Final Rule
  • Exploring civil and criminal liabilities applicable to business associates under proposed rule

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