The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been busy. In addition to its recent efforts to begin audits of covered entities and business associates, OCR has announced a slew of enforcement actions against covered entities for alleged HIPAA violations.
OCR has announced several recent settlement agreements to resolve violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
It seems as though we hear about new cybersecurity issues every day — from traditional hacking incidents to the increasingly sophisticated phishing, malicious apps and websites, social engineering, and ransomware attacks.
Healthcare Providers, Health Plans, & Health Insurers – Are You Ready? HIPAA Phase 2 Audits Have Begun
Attention health care providers – both individuals and group practices – as well as health insurers, HMOs, self-funded health plans, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies and other covered business entities – start checking your inboxes or your spam folders today: Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program is here.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun its effort to audit covered entities and business associates for compliance with HIPAA.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently updated the audit protocol that it will be using to assess Covered Entities’ and Business Associate’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy, security, and breach notification rules.
The Federal Trade Commission recently released an interactive tool for mobile health apps.
This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released an interactive tool (entitled the “Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool”) that is intended to help developers identify the federal law(s) that apply to apps that collect, create and share consumer information, including health information.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued its revamped audit protocol for its second phase of auditing covered entities and business associates’ compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules.
Earlier this month the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a revamped audit protocol that now addresses the requirements of the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule.