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To prep for OCR HIPAA audits, try tech risk assessment
This article is part of the Pulse issue of May 2016 | Volume 4 Issue 2
Two reactions are likely regarding upcoming HIPAA desk reviews by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Some hospital CIOs will wake up with night sweats, while others will face the OCR HIPAA audits with confidence. One of the dividing lines between those camps will be whether a healthcare organization conducted a technology risk assessment related to safeguarding protected health information. "Everything boils down to understanding the risks and how you manage them," said Raj Mehta, a partner at Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services. Raj Mehta Getting ready for OCR HIPAA audits will present significant budget implications: 67% of healthcare organizations plan to spend money on HIPAA audit prep technology and services this year, according to a survey conducted by TechTarget, the publisher of SearchHealthIT, in conjunction with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. OCR HIPAA audits echo the past Mehta's words sound familiar: Hospitals have been tackling risk for years, ...
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