HIPAA Enforcement and the Pandemic: The View from OCR Industry Experts

This presentation is a recording of a webinar given on 11/18/2020 by Clearwater Chief Risk Officer & SVP Consulting Services, Jon Moore and former Acting Deputy Director of HHS/OCR, Iliana Peters.



While ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare providers have surged during the pandemic, HIPAA enforcement activity from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) had been modest in comparison to 2018 and 2019, which combined saw more than $40 million in penalties levied. Until recently.

OCR’s recent announcements of 10 new monetary settlements (four in the seven figures) and corrective action plans with healthcare organizations have reminded us that compliance obligations still exist.

To help you get a handle on the current regulatory landscape, we have Iliana Peters, an expert on OCR Enforcement with a unique point of view on how the pandemic is impacting HIPAA enforcement today and into the future:

In this discussion Ms. Peters and Mr. Moore will tackle key subjects such as:

  • How the pandemic has changed the game with respect to HIPAA compliance
  • Why organizations continue to struggle with implementing HIPAA Security Rule requirements related to risk analysis and risk management
  • What healthcare providers can do to stay in alignment with HIPAA despite the enormously challenging and rapidly evolving circumstances they are facing right now