When you think of protecting against HIPAA violations, what measures come to mind? Refrain from sending PHI via e-mail that isn’t secure? Use ShareFile for secure transfer of records? Don’t access protected information in public spaces where it might be seen? Utilize business associate agreements? All those answers are correct.
As a Business Associate, peer reviewers have a contractual obligation to protect confidential information.
Safeguards might include:
The US Department of Health & Human Services offers training materials and guidance to help entities implement privacy and security protections. The Office of Civil Rights has significantly stepped up audits and has imposed monetary penalties for non-compliance. Be knowledgeable and compliant.