Tracking your Business Associate Agreements (BAA) is important, but what information is important to document and maintain? We’re going to cover which details are a must when tracking your BAAs and why.
- Name and Contact Information
- This seems like a no brainer, but this is a hugely important detail. Not only should you have the contact information of a specific person within the BA, but you should also track who internally the BA is in communication with and from which department in your organization.
- Your BA contact will also be the person to reach out to, annually, when confirming the security standards outlined in your BAA are being maintained.
- The type of information and systems the BA has access to; PHI, ePHI etc.
- Should your BA have some sort of attack, it is important to know what information on which systems may have been compromised.
- Contract Dates
- You’ll want to track when the agreement starts and when the agreement expires
- Having contract dates will keep you on a timeline for renewing agreements or terminating agreements that are no longer needed.
- The dates can also serve as reminders to check in on your BA’s security standards, mentioned earlier, and review/update your BAA.
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