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OIG Report Criticizes HIPAA Oversight

Posted in OCR Audits, Security

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has failed to comply with the HITECH Act’s mandate to audit HIPAA covered entities and business associates, according to a recent report¬†published by the HHS Office of Inspector General (“OIG”).¬†The OIG said that OCR “had not assessed the risks, established priorities, or implemented controls for its HITECH requirement… Continue Reading