HIPAA Audits Inching Closer to Reality

Booz Allen Hamilton wins two contracts March 31, 2010 – Howard Anderson, Managing Editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com Federal regulators are one small step closer to starting audits of healthcare organizations and their business associates for compliance with the HIPAA privacy and security rules as required under the HITECH Act. The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded two key contracts to the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. OCR will hold a kick-off meeting with the McLean, Va.-based firm during the second week of April. OCR, however has not yet begun hiring auditors to conduct the investigations, the office told HealthcareInfoSecurity.com. http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=2359