Offshore HIPAA Business Associates Pose Extra PHI Risks, but Have Incentives to Self-Regulate

As providers move to cut operational costs, many are taking their business associate (BA) dealings offshore. And while sending protected health information overseas can be a risky endeavor for patients and health care organizations, one expert says the process has built-in safeguards, including financial motivators on the BA side, which can make working with offshore business associates as safe — if not safer — than working with those in the U.S.

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