The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General in the summer of 2012 started conducting a limited number of audits of organizations that have attested to electronic health records meaningful use under Stage 1.

During an educational session at HIMSS13, Mac McMillan, CEO at health information security consultancy CynergisTek Inc., will walk through the early stages of the audit program and what is to come. Audits in the initial phase were very simple as organizations were sent a list of questions they could answer without a lot of documentation--the feds were basically asking that they reaffirm what had already been attested, he notes.

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