They’re Here! OCR Launches Phase 2 HIPAA Audits. Are You Ready?

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is about to launch the next round of HIPAA audits, designated as Phase 2.  The initial phase of audits in 2011 and 2012 established that security compliance was woefully poor and expectations for these next round of audits are compliance hasn’t improved significantly.  Statistics recently published state that 90% healthcare providers have experienced a breach within the past year! It gets worse.  In 2014, 8 million healthcare records were improperly disclosed or stolen. ...