Briefings on HIPAA has obtained a copy of the $9.2 million contract with KPMG, LLP, the company OCR hired to conduct HIPAA compliance audits. The contract reveals some details about what healthcare organizations can expect when the audits begin.
Q A patient signed an authorization form eight months ago, and her attorney is now submitting it to obtain a copy of her medical records. Is this authorization still valid, or do we need to get the patient to sign a new authorization?
Breaches are expensive and can be directly related to sending PHI unencrypted over the Internet. There are a number of vendors who offer secure messaging tools but not all are equal. Protected Trust is more than just a secure messaging solution. Protected Trust's application also includes tools to assist with broader security control implementation and compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.