Coming Soon: Return of the OCR Audits!

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights is almost ready to launch a new round of HIPAA compliance audits, according to OCR deputy director Susan McAndrew.

OCR is preparing to conduct a survey of 1,200 organizations to determine the 2014 audit schedule. Business Associates get to join the fun this time around, as the survey will target approximately 800 Covered Entities and 400 BAs.

Based on the poor performance of most organizations during the 2012 audits, OCR says there will be a focus on whether organizations have conducted a timely and thorough HIPAA security risk assessment.

Learn more about the upcoming audits by clicking here.

Make sure you’re prepared by checking out Clearwater Compliance’s whitepaper on risk analysis essentials.

Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. As a leading authority safeguarding health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.