After signing BAA, managed services provider can better serve information technology solutions to covered entity clients
Lexington, Ky. (January 30, 2013) – As part of best-in-class service, managed IT services provider NetGain Technologies is proud to announce that a standard BAA (business associate agreement) is available for their clients.
“In today’s regulated business environment, it’s paramount that ‘service providers’ like NetGain Technologies provide their clients with a BAA for HIPAA and PCI compliance. All clients serving the healthcare and financial markets should have a BAA with us”, says Mark Jacobson, CEO.
Due to requirements of the HITECH act, all business associates, vendors and other service providers that could potentially be exposed to private health information (PHI) must sign a business associate agreement to protect this information to the same level and standards as the healthcare provider.
“Having an understanding that healthcare and financial companies are required to endorse a BAA with their provider sets us apart from our competitors. I know of companies providing services similar to ours that endorse a client’s BAA, but don’t do much after the fact to truly educate and take the necessary precautions to protect the client’s confidential data,” explained Jacobson.
“For many service providers, it’s a rubber stamp to endorse a BAA with their customer, yet for us, it’s a culture engrained in our staff.”
“Much of what we are required to do by the BAA are things that we were already doing to keep client information secure,” explained Kevin Smith, NetGain Technologies HIPAA Privacy Official.
“Albeit this has certainly strengthened what we do and we have seen a very positive and supportive response from the NetGain Technologies employees.”
About NetGain Technologies:
NetGain Technologies is a leading provider in the design, procurement, implementation and management of high-performance IT solutions. With services ranked among the best in the world by MSPmentor and CRN Tech Elite, a multi-state regional footprint and a three decade pedigree; we’ve helped thousands of unique clients thrive by leveraging our best-in-class service and support programs.