HIPAA Audits being stepped up: In coming months, onsite audits will be much more thorough and will look much deeper into organizations’ compliance programs. Not only will covered entities be required to show auditors documentation demonstrating compliance with HIPAA Rules, OCR will be looking for evidence of HIPAA in action.
When it comes to hospital cybersecurity data breaches present continuing challenges for CIOs and their teams — especially regarding business associates. Becker’s Hospital Review and other media detail long lists of such cases, and the government is stepping up HIPAA audits. While most healthcare organizations believe they are vulnerable to a data breach, many are unprepared to address new threats.