Healthcare Information Security


Expanding Beyond HIPAA Audit Prep for Information Governance

March 13, 2017 - Earlier this month, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published its newest toolkit to assist organizations in preparing for HIPAA audits. The “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit” addresses key aspects of the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) Phase 2 audits and features best practices and tips for covered entities. AHIMA IG Advisors...

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