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Subject: Verifying the security of the PHI that BAs handle
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02/08/2006 10:45 AM Alert 
HIPAA requires covered entities (CEs) to take actions to ensure their business associates (BAs) are applying appropriate safeguards.  If you are a CE, what actions have you taken to address this requirement?  Have you simply used a questionnaire the vendor completed, or have you gone onsite to perform a full vulnerability assessment?  What methodologies are you using for the safeguard reviews and verification?  What has worked well, and what hasn't?  If you are a BA, approximately what percentage of your CE clients have performed these safeguard reviews with your organization?  What methods are they using?
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