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HIPAA, HITECH and the challenges of a 'business associate'

Kevin McDonald of Alvaka Networks talks about why his designation as a "business associate" has changed his compliance priorities, particularly with HIPAA.

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.

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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