A HIPAA audit can mean several things.
In early 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rolled out the Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program. This allowed them to pick out Covered Entities and Business Associates at random for HIPAA desk audits.
In addition, Business Associates may be asked or required by their larger customers to undergo HIPAA audits from reputable third parties. The same can also apply for Covered Entities as part of their contract fulfillment compliance with government agencies.
In a nutshell, most organizations struggle with the effort and resources it takes to undergo and pass a HIPAA audit. It is often a company-wide exercise that’s generally not planned for. This is especially true for startups.
Tomorrow during our inaugural Paubox SECURE conference, Bluegrass Biggs and I will do a Fireside Chat on Surviving a HIPAA Audit.
Surviving a HIPAA Audit: Intended Takeaways
We intend to cover the following topics tomorrow:
- What are the common things overlooked during a HIPAA audit?
- What’s the #1 thing we can do today, to get ready for a HIPAA audit?
- How involved does upper management need to be?
- Has anyone bought HIPAA audit templates?
- Where does HIPAA compliance, from an audit level, usually fall apart?
We will also take questions from the audience.
About Bluegrass Biggs
Bluegrass Biggs has extensive knowledge in the fields of regulatory compliance, project management, CSV and Life Sciences.
He founded BiggsB Inc over 15 years ago to provide project management and comprehensive regulatory compliance solutions for a wide variety of Life Sciences companies.
He values creativity and is constantly seeking the best possible way to approach the challenges of regulatory compliance.
About Paubox SECURE
Paubox SECURE is a new type of digital health conference. We’re bringing together leaders in healthcare, cybersecurity and innovation in a unique event to drive learning and discussion around the challenges of IT security in healthcare.
Innovative approaches and new technologies are opening up new opportunities to improve healthcare, but it also brings new vulnerabilities to any IT security strategy. Add in the increased focus on healthcare by cyber criminals and you have the perfect storm for increased breaches and HIPAA violations.