An audit of how well the HHS Office for Civil Rights follows up investigations of breaches of protected health information has found that OCR may not adequately consider the level of resources available to the agency.

Nonetheless, one recommendation from the HHS Office of Inspector General, which did a study of how OCR conducts investigations, may be more harmful than good, says Adam Greene, a former OCR official and now a partner in the Davis Wright Tremaine law firm in Washington.

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