The new omnibus rule makes it clear that business associates must comply with HIPAA. And the latest additions to the federal health data breach tally put a spotlight on why some BAs need to improve patient data protection.
With HIPAA compliance audits slated to resume within about a year, what steps can healthcare organizations take to begin to prepare? OCR's Leon Rodriguez offers strategies based on initial audit findings and breach investigations.
Healthcare organizations, faced with limited budgets for improving their security posture, can look to risk assessments as a means of guiding allocation of resources to reduce business risk.
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