HIPAA and Hybrid Entities: How Costco Developed an Effective Program as a Retail Organization

Wes Morris, Senior Director, Consulting Services, Clearwater, speaks with Gary Swearingen, Counsel, Costco, about the unique challenges that Costco faces as a hybrid covered entity. They discuss the hybrid entity model and how it differs from traditional health care covered entities; Costco’s history as a hybrid entity and how it currently operates; and how Costco navigates issues related to privacy, security, breach notification, risk management, and external party reviews. Sponsored by Clearwater.