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What to Know About OCR Pre-Audit Questionnaires



The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Phase 2 Audits are definitely underway. Over the past few weeks, we have had more than a dozen organizations reach out to let us know that they have received a formal pre-audit questionnaire from the OCR.  


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Health Care Entities "Not Vigilant" on Cybersecurity, Reports 2016 Ponemon Institute Study



$6.2 billion. That’s the new estimate of how much data breaches cost the health care industry annually, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute. 


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Move Over Credit Cards - Medical Records Are Selling for Record Prices on the Dark Web




It’s a sellers’ market for protected health information on the “dark web,” where stolen information is anonymously bought and sold. Theft is so rampant that most people don’t even realize their PHI is on the underground market—until it’s too late.


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President Obama's 2017 Fiscal Budget Proposal Prioritizes HIPAA Audits



HIPAA audits are a clear priority in the 2017 budget increase requests. An HHS budget brief noted: “OCR plans to conduct comprehensive and desk audits of covered entities and business associates. Audits are a proactive approach to evaluating and ensuring HIPAA privacy and security compliance."


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