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This course provides employees of business associates (as defined by HIPAA) with an overview of the security obligations that apply to their organizations with respect to electronically stored and transmitted PHI. It explains the importance of compliance, the different kinds of safeguards that business associates are required to put in place, and the role of individual employees in preventing data breaches. Employees are advised on best practices to reduce risks to e-PHI, including how to achieve better security when e-mailing, browsing the web, or remotely accessing e-PHI. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor & Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
Any employee of a business associate who handles electronic PHI