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Updated Federal HIPAA Compliance Audit Preparation Tips

Updated Federal HIPAA Compliance Audit Preparation Tips

One of the best ways to prepare for federal HIPAA compliance audits is to learn from the experiences of those who have gone before you.

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Of the 115 organizations audited in the 2012 pilot project, only 10 percent passed without issue, another 10 percent were totally unprepared, and the remainder had multiple findings to address.

This all-new webinar with the very latest updates features timely insights from a consultant who observed first-hand the audits at several sites under the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' program. In addition, it will include a new analysis of the preliminary audit results.

Join us for this exclusive session, when you'll gain a clear understanding of:

  • The audit process and protocol and how to prepare for the experience;
  • The important lessons to be learned from the results of the first round of audits;
  • Plans for the next round of audits.

Background

The HITECH Act called for HIPAA compliance audits as part of an effort to help ensure compliance with privacy and security provisions. The HHS Office for Civil Rights completed 115 audits in a pilot project in 2012 and has analyzed the results.

How can you help ensure your organization is well-prepared if it's selected for an audit in the next round? The best way is by learning from the experiences of those who've been through the audit experience.

This new webinar will feature updated insights from consultant Mac McMillan, who aided multiple clients with their audits, from start to finish, and had the opportunity to review OCR audit results.

McMillan will chronicle his audit experience and provide insights into how to improve your readiness posture.

In this webinar, you'll learn: What to expect from the audit process;

  • How to use the government's protocol for these assessments to help with preparation efforts;
  • How to apply lessons learned from the results of the first set of audits;
  • How to prepare for the document request requirements;
  • How to get staff ready for successful interaction with the auditors;
  • How to review your information security program to pinpoint weaknesses;
  • How to prepare your audit response;
  • When the audits likely will resume, and how they might evolve.

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