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A Right Approach to Cyber Security

There is no denying the fact that cyber threats are on the rise. Cyber threats are growing in sophistication with each passing year. However, what is more alarming is the fact that most organizations are unable to effectively address and avert these threats. A recent PWC survey reveals that nearly 62 percent of organizations do…

OCR Gears-Up to Resume HIPAA Audits

The HIPAA compliance audit program seems to be all set to resume this year, as the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights gears up with auditors to examine business associates and covered entities. In the 2014 HIMSS Conference held on February 24, Susan McAndrew, the OCR Deputy Director for Health Information…

Surviving a ‘Meaningful Use’ Audit

The preliminary results of the ‘Meaningful Use’ audits conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have indicated that healthcare providers are having trouble substantiating their attestations, and are especially facing issues with documentation. Robert Anthony, deputy director of the Health IT Initiatives Group at CMS’ Office of e-Health Standards and Services, mentioned in…