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IDG Contributor Network: Third-party vendors must abide by HIPAA privacy rules as well

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 28, 2016.

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    This month I wanted to cover the HIPAA business associate rule and the FIPA (Florida Information Protection Act). The business associate rule is critical as it helps assure that your business partners are also fully HIPAA compliant.

    The Target data breach was an excellent example of how a third-party vendor can cause a data breach. Each business enterprise is only as secure as its weakest vendor. We know in healthcare that clinical engineering (which does not fall under corporate IT), can have as many as 100 vendors!

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