Sunday, March 11, 2012

HHS/OCR - Expect Penalties for "Abject Failure of Due Diligence" on Patient Privacy

OCR plans to hand out more penalties in cases where it finds “an abject failure of due diligence,” said Leon Rodriguez, head of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit he warned that OCR is seeing organizational failures to assess and manage risk at many HIPAA-covered entities.
"The big issue for me is what’s going on inside the entity that makes those things happen. - Leon Rodriguez, Director of the HHS Office of Civil Rights
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Sources:
(a) HHS to Step Up HIPAA Privacy Enforcement in ‘Abject Failure’ Cases - Smart HR Manager Blog, March 9, 2012

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