Facing OCR Audits with Confidence

Reports healthcare data breaches have reached a near 138%. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights therefore unveils its second round of audit program. Unlike the previous ones, this time the OCR is looking to conduct audits across all high-risk areas. While this eliminates on-site visits, they are looking towards potentially…

OCR Audits Add to Your Responsibilities. It’s Warm-Up Time!

With OCR audits going on in full swing, your legal responsibilities as a healthcare provider have doubled. It’s not just about being compliant anymore- you should be in a position to prove your compliance with HIPAA regulations to the OCR team. The HIPAA audits seek to ascertain that all covered healthcare entities and their business associates are compliant with the requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act.

How to Survive an OCR Investigation

Does the term ‘OCR Investigation’ send shivers down your spine? Well, if so, you’re definitely not alone. Every healthcare entity today faces multiple challenges with regard to information security and compliance. Incidents of data breach have become more frequent with increased use of mobile devices like laptops, smart phones, and portable storage devices like USB…