Back in August, I blogged about the upcoming 2011 HIPAA Violations and Audits, and news of the government’s $9.2 million contract with auditing firm KPMG. Now that the OCR has officially launched its HIPAA Audit Program, even more relevant information has been released:
Three Steps to the HIPAA Audit Process
How Will the Audit Program Work?
Simplified Audit Schedule
What is the OCR Planning to Get From These Audits?
The OCR will use the audit reports to determine what types of technical assistance needs to be developed and what types of correction action are most effective.
Need More HIPAA Guidance?
If you’re not sure if your hosting solution is HIPAA compliant, or if your patient health information (PHI) is being secured in a HIPAA compliant data center, check out the Five Questions to Ask Your HIPAA Hosting Provider to get informed.
Looking for more information on the latest HIPAA ongoings? Check our HIPAA compliance blog category, HIPAA FAQ, or watch our recent HIPAA webinars to get educated on what you need to be HIPAA compliant.
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