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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 […]

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Business associate’s average cost from a data breach is $1 million

Are you a business associate?  Well if you are you better take notice.  The OCR now audits healthcare business associates and between the possible fines and costs of responding to a data breach, business associates need to be prepared. How to be a successful business associate HIPAA (and your BA agreements) will require your organization […]

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Holistic HIPAA Security

As the new year has drawn to a close, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, has been on the speaking circuit.  Revealing the office’s focus for 2013 he has spoken at length about how the OCR, and it’s enforcement of HIPAA and HITECH, views security as a holistic approach.  John Halamka, Healthcare […]

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Healthcare Data Breach leads to $1.5 million fine

The HHS fine-hammer has come down on another organization.  This time the target was The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, relating to a healthcare data breach they had earlier this year effecting 3,621 records.  After reading the HHS release on the fine and data breach, you can start to see the pattern that is emerging […]

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