Everything You Always Wanted to Know about HIPAA Audits

During 2012, the HHS Office for Civil Rights conducted 115 random HIPAA privacy and security audits in a pilot program. The time isn’t certain, but a formal random audit program is coming soon and the office is presently funded through 2014 to conduct them, says information security specialist Tom Walsh, president of Tom Walsh Consulting in Overland Park, Kan.

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