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Onsite HIPPA audits coming

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Take cover? The Feds will be doing a “small number” of onsite HIPAA audits in 2017. says an HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) official.

OCR senior adviser Linda Sanches, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Privacy & Security Forum in Boston, explained what healthcare leaders can expect from the process.

She said: “We’re looking for evidence that you are implementing the policies and procedures. Two huge problems we’re seeing are implementation of risk analysis and risk management.”

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