The federal HIPAA compliance audit program won't resume until this fall at the soonest, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights. She describes specific steps that organizations can take to prepare.
The Department of Health and Human Services conducts three types of audits or investigations involving privacy and security issues. But preparing for any of these inquiries requires similar steps, experts say.
The resumption of the HIPAA compliance audit program is on hold while regulators analyze pilot audit project results and implement the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
The Cleveland Clinic is in continuous risk assessment mode, always on the lookout for emerging threats and vulnerabilities, says Mark Dill, director of information security. Learn about his top priorities.
Privacy and security leaders, including John Houston at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, are evaluating the changes needed to comply with the HIPAA omnibus final rule. Find out what's on their to-do lists.
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.