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HIPAA happenings: A tale of two standards: HIPAA or PCI, the devil is in the details

Briefings on HIPAA, February 1, 2015

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There are many misconceptions about HIPAA throughout the healthcare industry. In particular, business associates (BA) who provide cloud services to covered entities (CE) often have the misconception that they do not need to be concerned with HIPAA if they are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). BAs with this school of thought should be prepared to get their checkbooks out when the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) comes calling.

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