HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program

HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program

OCR senior advisor Linda Sanches said at the recent HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum “We will be conducting a small number of on-site audits in 2017," Sanches added.  [1]

 

 

What is the OCR Audit Phase 2?[2]

 

 Program Objectives: 

The audit program is an important part of OCR’s overall health information privacy, security, and breach notification compliance activities. OCR uses the audit program to assess the HIPAA compliance efforts of a range of entities covered by HIPAA regulations. The audits present an opportunity to examine mechanisms for compliance, identify best practices, and discover risks and vulnerabilities that may not have come to light through OCR’s ongoing complaint investigations and compliance reviews [3]

 

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[1] http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ocr-onsite-hipaa-audits-coming-2017

[2] https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/audit/

[3] https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/audit/

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  1. […] The audit program is an important part of OCR’s overall health information privacy, security, and breach notification compliance activities. OCR uses the audit program to assess the HIPAA compliance efforts of a range of entities covered by HIPAA regulations. The audits present an opportunity to examine mechanisms for compliance, identify best practices, and discover risks and vulnerabilities that may not have come to light through OCR’s ongoing complaint investigations and compliance reviews [3] […]
  2. […] OCR senior advisor Linda Sanches said at the recent HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum “We will be conducting a small number of on-site audits in 2017," Sanches added.  [1] […]