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HIPAA Update - New OCR assessments: KPMG Shares Insights as Audits Heat Up

Jun 05, 2014
From the Healthcare & Life Sciences Institute

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that health information security and privacy compliance activities are becoming a growing priority. KPMG believes that organizations that do not focus on key regulatory compliance areas may be taking a bigger risk than they know.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Health & Human Services (HHS) will soon launch an assessment of 1,200 organizations— 800 covered entities and 400 business associates—as a first step toward identifying which entities should be audited. This issue brief examines how this is a growing priority for management and steps your organization can take to get ready for the “test.”