If you're working with a covered entity's customers on HIPAA security compliance, you are considered a "business associate" under the HITECH Act, and you are therefore subject to HIPAA compliance rules yourself.
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Kevin McDonald, executive vice president and director of compliance practices at Alvaka Network, an Irvine, Calif.-based network, security and managed services consulting firm, is no stranger to this type of situation.
In this edition of Patrolling the Channel, McDonald talks about:
- His most challenging HIPAA requirement.
- The HIPAA-related technical controls he's seeing implmented most frequently.
- Why his fellow solution providers may be behind the eight ball.
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