OCR Phase 2 Audits Are Here!

After the dismal results of phase 1 OCR Audits, business associates and covered entities alike have their work cut out for them. But with phase 2 beginning, are organizations ready for an audit?

The long-awaited second phase of the OCR Audits has finally arrived. After the dismal results of the phase 1 audits, healthcare organizations—both covered entities and business associates—have their work cut out for them.

As its official name indicates, the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program is a mechanism by which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) measures compliance with the HIPAA Rules. HHS will use the results of phase 2 audits to develop a permanent HIPAA audit program, according to HealthcareInfoSecurity.


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