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Report: BAs Should Take Specific Steps to Bolster HIPAA Compliance

Business associates (BAs), which are responsible for a growing number of breaches as they become higher-profile targets of cyber criminals, nonetheless continue to struggle with cybersecurity, a report concludes. Consequently, BAs should take a series of steps to bolster their compliance, security and compliance firm Clearwater concluded in a report issued this summer.[1]

In the white paper, Clearwater noted that both covered entities (CEs) and BAs are seeing a growing number of enforcement actions against them from the HHS Office for Civil Rights.

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