HHS Reinstates Randomized HIPAA Audits

Earlier this week, OCR officials confirmed to the Information Security Media Group that HIPAA audits are being reinstated. OCR director, Melanie Fontes Rainer stated“OCR intends to initiate audits of HIPAA-regulated entities later this year. These audits can assist regulated entities in improving their HIPAA compliance and their protection of health information.”  This reaffirms the need to make a good-faith effort to ensure all marketing activities are protecting patient privacy.

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