Become a Pro on HIPAA Compliance with Michelle Caswell
Next week we’re hosting a webinar on HIPAA compliance in a mobile world, featuring guest presenter Michelle Caswell of Clearwater Compliance. Michelle has over 14 years healthcare experience, including previously working as a HIPAA Investigator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. We asked Michelle a few questions about compliance, texting and the future of HIPAA.
What HIPAA compliance changes do you predict happening in the next few years?
I don’t see too many changes to the actual regulations but I anticipate that The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be taking a more granular look at Covered Entity (CE) and Business Associates’ (BA) compliance programs. For example, if a CE or BA provides a copy of its most recent risk analysis, that CE or BA should be prepared to provide evidence of a risk management plan and mitigation. It has also been said that OCR will implement a permanent audit program.
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