HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement

April 22, 2016 CynergisTek, Inc.

OCR’s HIPAA enforcement activities continue to expand, associated with the increasing amount of complaints they receive every year. We developed an infographic that highlights data on both OCR’s HIPAA audits and their enforcement activities in 2015 and 2016 to date. We also include the latest enforcement examples, Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) and Advocate Health Care Network.

You can view and download the infographic below, but a few key points we wanted to highlight include:

  • 69% of complaints investigated by OCR have required corrective action.
  • The total amount monetary settlements in 2016 so far is over $20.3 million, which is already much more than any other year.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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