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    HHS creates new enforcement office for health privacy


    The Department of Health and Human Services and its office responsible for enforcing health privacy reorganized so it can sharpen enforcement of cybersecurity and data breaches.

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    News Brief

    HHS reports: Compliance reviews, health data breaches up


    The number of compliance reviews by the Department of Health and Human Services of health organizations increased between 2017 and 2021, according to the agency’s latest reports to Congress.

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    Preparing for a HIPAA compliance audit


    The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has officially kicked off its second phase of audits for covered entities and their business associates to review compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s privacy, security, and breach notification rules. CW’s Jaclyn Jaeger says healthcare CCOs ...