In a recent live HIPAA webinar, several attendees asked what legal or regulatory enforcement actions have happened recently for HIPAA regulations.  We’ve created a list that is illustrative of both actions by the Office for Civil Rights, State AGs and attorneys filing class action suits.  You’ll undoubtedly recognize some names.

Last week, in an interview with Deputy Director Susan McAndrew, Esq., from the HHS Office for Civil Rights went on record in an interview with HealthCareInfoSecurity.com to comment on the upcoming agency audits.  She said, “This is just another opportunity for covered entities to take a moment from their busy, busy days to do a self assessment.  We think that this will help them down the road in terms of building their own capacity for a robust compliance program.”  And, McAndrew did not rule out HIPAA – HITECH enforcement proceedings by her HHS Office as a result of the audits.  That being the case, it is not only prudent to take actions now to become HIPAA-compliant, but it is fundamental and sound risk management.

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Clearwater Compliance is already a trusted partner in HIPAA – HITECH compliance.  We partner with our clients to help them become and remain HIPAA – HITECH compliant.  The Clearwater HIPAA Security Assessment provides precisely the kind of preparation that organizations will need to prepare for the upcoming site audits.

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Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob is the CEO and Founder of Clearwater Compliance. He has 25 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, and his experience includes managing some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Mr. Chaput continues to expand and update his knowledge base on HIPAA-HITECH compliance through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.