HIPAA audit

HIPAA Audit: OCR Is On The Move

Last week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the launch of phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program. OCR’s goal is to proactively uncover and address risks and vulnerabilities to protected health information (PHI). Effective immediately, OCR will ensure Covered Entities (CEs), their Business Associates (BAs) and vendors have comprehensive risk management frameworks…

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…