I wrote a short blog on some of the changes that were instituted by the passage of ARRA and it incorporated HITECH provisions. If you follow the link at the bottom of this entry, you can go to an interview that I did with Search Security on the subject of VARs and Business Associates. "In this edition of “Patrolling the Channel,” see why the designation of “business associate” has given McDonald additional compliance challenges. The executive VP talks about the technical and non-technical controls being implemented for HIPAA’s sake.
Mr. Nichols has over 25 years of experience in the Information Security and Healthcare Technology industries. Mr. Nichols leads the Global Product Security program at Danaher Corporation, representing over 30 companies, including 4 medical device manufactures and 8 life sciences companies. Focusing on security by design for Danaher’s medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences, water quality, environmental and applied solutions product portfolios. Mr. Nichols is the chairman for the Danaher Global Product Security Council and serves on the steering committee for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). He is a certified healthcare information security and privacy practitioner (HCISPP) and a certified HIPAA privacy security expert (CHPSE).