Simple, automated and affordable Business Associate Agreement platform to manage all contracts in one place.
Lindon, UT (PRWEB) July 29, 2015
Since 1996, HIPAA has been to the medical field what the IRS is to the common American citizen—a necessary frustration. For busy organizations, securing ePHI can be a tenuous task that stays on the backburner for months.
In 2013 the HIPAA Omnibus Rule extended the definition of Business Associates thereby holding Covered Entities, vendors and their subcontractors liable for BA breaches. Now managing Business Associate Agreements in addition to managing ePHI Security and Privacy can also be very deflating.
But as of July 28, a new product has become available to streamline, automate and organize Business Associate Agreements. The HIPAA One Vendor Management Solution (VMS) turns management of these contracts into a walk in the park. VMS is an easy, quick, and bona fide solution that will automate sending, signing and managing any type of contract such as:
Business Associate Agreements for:
1. Covered Entitles
2. Business Associates
3. Sub-contractors of Business Associates
4. Data Use Agreements
5. Limited Data Sets
Following the clean, simple interface of HIPAA One® for Security and Privacy, the simple data-entry screen (includes Business Associate Determination Wizard) allows efficient setup of a vendor in less than 60 seconds. Other features include:
a. Daily email reminder schedule to signees alleviating manual reminders
b. Status updates provides visibility and real-time status of the agreement process
c. E-SIGN-compliant process simplifies vendor signing
Automatic status updates per-vendor when the following actions happen:
a. Contract & Invitation sent
b. Invitation opened
c. BAA viewed
d. BAA accepted/rejected
e. Vendor approved/unapproved
a. Manual override if BAA already exists with vendor
b. Custom reminder schedule
c. Accommodates multiple BAAs/Contracts based on vendor type, issuing-department, etc.
HIPAA One® VMS is available now to manage any organization’s Business Associate Agreements immediately.
Steven Marco, the President of HIPAA One® and Modern Compliance Solutions, has over 16 years of certified audit experience, 8 years with HIPAA Security and HIT. Says Steven: “When we audit clients, it is obvious the medical community needs something better than free tools, repurposed Policy platforms and SharePoint, but be effective and efficient enough to justify the cost. We answered with HIPAA One® VMS: the simplest, fastest, solution designed to easily manage vendor agreements reducing liability while meeting HIPAA and HITECH requirements.” The company is excited to offer HIPAA One VMS to the Healthcare Community and believes that the product will set a standard of excellence and ease.
HIPAA One® has developed their systems so that their clients can spend time focusing on their core competencies, reducing liabilities and avoiding the “HHS Wall of Shame”. Visit to learn more about HIPAA One® VMS and get started today at http://www.hipaaone.com/vms.