The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is on track to increase the number of HIPAA violation investigations starting in 2015 and to be prepared providers need to focus on risk analysis, privacy safeguards and training.

OCR has indicated to HIPAA expert and lawyer Adam Greene, a partner at Washington law firm Davis Wright Termaine, that what is in the pipeline for enforcement of HIPAA violations “will dwarf anything seen so far.”

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